Bharat Ratna to Karpoori Thakur

  • He was the 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (1970-71).
  • Born in a barber community, he was influenced by Gandhiji and Satyanarayan Sinha.
  • He participated in the Quit India Movement.
  • He was sent to prison for 26 months by the British colonial government.
  • Post-Independence, he worked for the cause of workers.
  • The President Smt.Draupadi Murmu has announced the Bharat Ratna (India‚Äôs highest civilian award) to be conferred posthumously.
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