Govind Ballabh Pant (Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1957)
Govind Ballabh Pant played an important role in the freedom movement. He also played a prominent role in the government during British rule as well as in independent India. He twice served as the premier of the United Provinces – 1937 to 1939 and 1946 to 1950. He was the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1950 to 1954. In 1955, he became the Home Minister of India.