NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — The BJP government has announced that former Indian Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao Garu will be posthumously honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. This prestigious recognition highlights his contributions to the nation across various fields during his tenure.

Narasimha Rao Garu, renowned for his scholarship and statesmanship, served India in diverse roles. From his tenure as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to his stints as Union Minister and Member of Parliament, his leadership left a significant mark on the country’s economic and political landscape.

During his term as Prime Minister from 1991 to 1996, Narasimha Rao Garu implemented measures that facilitated India’s integration into global markets, ushering in an era of strengthening economic development. His handling of foreign policy, along with significant strides in language and education sectors, reflected his multifaceted legacy.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Narasimha Rao Garu’s foresight in appointing Dr. Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister, whose economic reforms steered the nation through challenging times.

Born on June 28, 1921, Narasimha Rao Garu hailed from Karimnagar and pursued his education at esteemed institutions such as Osmania University, Hyderabad, Bombay University, and Nagpur University. His transition from agriculture and law to politics exemplified his diverse interests and commitment to public service.

In addition to Narasimha Rao Garu, the Bharat Ratna will also be conferred upon Dr. MS Swaminathan, a prominent agricultural scientist recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to India’s Green Revolution. Modi praised Dr. Swaminathan’s invaluable work, emphasizing his pivotal role in ensuring food security and prosperity for the nation.

Furthermore, former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, a stalwart of the Janata Party, will be posthumously honored with the Bharat Ratna. Modi hailed Singh’s dedication to nation-building, particularly his unwavering commitment to democracy during the Emergency and his advocacy for farmers’ rights.