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Bharat Ratna - The Jewels of ...

Genre: Non Fiction • Infotainment | 15 Episodes

Age Description: U - Suitable For All

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Hindi

Bharat Ratna The Jewels of India is a show that celebrates the recipients of India’s highest civilian honour. Through the medium of graphics and information, the show, intends to exhibit hidden unknown and loved stories from lives of these legendary characters.

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EP 1 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee
05:25

EP 1 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

He is called the man of the masses, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as the Prime Minister of India for three terms, is undoubtedly a man of remarkable stature. Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday is celebrated as Good Governance day. Apart from being a politician, he was also an acclaimed writer who has written various poems.

EP 2 - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
05:40

EP 2 - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

He was an aerospace scientist and also played an instrumental role in the May 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests.His involvement in Nuclear Power in India earned him the title Missile Man of India. He was an inspiration to all of us, From a Paper Boy, he became the Missile Man and the Countries First Person. As an aerospace scientist, Kalam worked with Indias two major research organisations - Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO and Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO.

EP 3 - Rajiv Gandhi
05:34

EP 3 - Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi was born in one of the most prominent political families of India. He became the third generation in his family to become the Prime Minister of India - after his maternal grandfather, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and mother Smt. Indira Gandhi. He became the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. The developmental projects launched by him included the overhaul of national education policy and major expansion of the telecom sector.

EP 4 - J. R. D. Tata
05:03

EP 4 - J. R. D. Tata

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was a visionary leader who oversaw the dramatic expansion of the Tata Group and the industrialisation of India. He aimed to build a self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-enabled, and self-made India, something he achieved during his mammoth career at the helm of the Tata Group. JRD is known as the father of Indian civil aviation. An aviator, industrialist, and a man of high moral values, JRD’s contribution to the making of India is remarkable. He was Indias first licenced pilot, who founded Air India.

EP 5 - Satyajit Ray
04:55

EP 5 - Satyajit Ray

As one of the all-time great film directors, Satyajit Ray was arguably one of the most versatile creative geniuses of Bengal, if not India, in modern times. Apart from being a legendary director, Ray was an excellent writer, illustrator, graphic designer, calligrapher, set designer, music composer and a firm film critic. One of the finest works by Ray was the Apu Trilogy and aided in driving Indian cinema into the global scenario.

EP 6 - C. V. Raman
05:08

EP 6 - C. V. Raman

C.V. Raman is one of the most renowned scientists produced by India. For his pioneering work on scattering of light, C.V. Raman won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. National Science Day is observed on February 28 in India, to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect.

EP 7 - Mother Teresa
05:37

EP 7 - Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a nun, a missionary, and founder of the Order of Missionaries of Charity, who dedicated her life to serving the poor. She dedicated her life in the service of the poor, ailing and the destitute through the Missionaries of Charities, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, in Kolkata, India. Her work transcended geo-political borders and she encompassed the whole of humanity in her healing embrace. The Missionaries of Charity grew to help the poor, dying, orphans, lepers, and AIDS sufferers in more than 100 countries. Mother Teresas selfless effort to help those in need has caused many to regard her as a model humanitarian.

EP 8 - Nelson Mandela
04:49

EP 8 - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the Former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Laureate a leader who dedicated his life to the anti-apartheid struggle, democracy and equality. This activist dedicated his life to dismantling racism—and went from being the world’s most famous political prisoner to South Africa’s first Black president. Nelson Mandela was awarded Indias highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990 for his role in the anti-apartheid movement.

EP 9 - Dhondo Keshav Karve
04:52

EP 9 - Dhondo Keshav Karve

Dhondo Keshav Karve was an eminent Indian social reformer and educator who championed the cause of women education and remarriage of Hindu widows. He was popularly called ‘Maharshi’ which means ‘a great sage’. Continuing with his effort for helping widows, Maharishi Karve even founded an educational institution, Hindu Widows Home, in 1896.

EP 10 - Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05:16

EP 10 - Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was first Vice President of India and second President of India. He was also a philosopher and introduced the thinking of western idealist philosophers into Indian thought. He was a famous teacher and his birthday is celebrated as Teachers Day in India.

EP 11 - Bhagwan Das
05:07

EP 11 - Bhagwan Das

Bhagwan Das laid the groundwork for future India. He believed that education is the key to the countrys overall development. A popular figure and Indian theosophist, Bhagwan Das was the co-founder of Mahatma Kashi Vidyapeeth. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his work in Education

EP 12 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
05:11

EP 12 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement. He was respectfully addressed as Mahamana’ Malaviya is most remembered as the founder of Banaras Hindu University BHU at Varanasi in 1916. He took part in numerous activities like the freedom struggle movements, promotion of industries, the economic and social development of the country, education, religion, social service, and many other issues of national importance throughout his life. He was a great educationist, pioneer, an eloquent rhetorician, and a national leader.

EP 13 - Govind Ballabh Pant
05:33

EP 13 - Govind Ballabh Pant

Govind Ballabh Pant is remembered as one of the country’s most prominent freedom fighters and an administrator who played a key role in shaping modern India. Alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai Patel, Pant was a key figure in the movement for Indias Independence and later a pivotal figure in the Indian Government. Right from protesting the zamindari system to passing the Hindu Code Bill. A key player in the drafting of the Constitution, he served as India’s home minister from 1955 to 1961.

EP 14 - Aruna Asaf Ali
06:21

EP 14 - Aruna Asaf Ali

Aruna Asaf Ali was an Indian educator, political activist, and publisher. An active participant in the Indian independence movement, she is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan, Bombay during a Quit India Movement in 1942, giving the movement one of it’s most long-lasting image. She is known as the ‘Grand Old Lady of Indian Independence’ for her role in the freedom struggle.

EP 15 - C. Rajagopalachari
05:16

EP 15 - C. Rajagopalachari

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji, was independent India’s first Indian Governor General also the last one. A loyalist to Mahatma Gandhi, who called CR his conscious keeper.Rajagopalachari was a towering personality in the modern Indian politics.

EP 16 - Rajendra Prasad
05:48

EP 16 - Rajendra Prasad

A freedom fighter, academic, Congressman, humanitarian, journalist, lawyer and the only two-term President in India’s history, Prasad’s multifaceted expertise made him “a man amongst men” as Mahatma Gandhi called him. He was one of those passionate individuals who gave up a lucrative profession to pursue a greater goal of attaining freedom for the Motherland. He took up the helms of designing the Constitution of the nascent nation by heading up the Constituent Assembly post-independence.

EP 17 - Dr. Zakir Husain
05:41

EP 17 - Dr. Zakir Husain

Zakir Husain Khan is one of the brightest and most respected names when it comes to Indian politics. A strong supporter of secularism, he was the first Muslim President of India. In an illustrious career, he was also the second Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia, which was a prominent participant in the Indian freedom struggle. Not just a politician, but Husain was an economist as well.He was a renowned educationist and intellectual and his contribution in the development of modern India through education is invaluable.

EP 18 - V. V. Giri
06:17

EP 18 - V. V. Giri

Varahagiri Venkata Giri, popularly known as V. V. Giri served the country as the 4th President of India. He is fondly remembered for his contribution to the Indian freedom struggle and for raising his voice for labour rights and social equality. A leading freedom fighter, veteran labour leader, able statesman and great parliamentarian, Varahagiri Venkata Giri dedicated his life to the nation.

EP 19 - Sachin Tendulkar
05:10

EP 19 - Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest batsman to have played the sport. The Master Blaster is widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket’. Tendulkar, who is the highest run-scorer in Tests as well as ODIs, was known for his impeccable batting technique. He created a plethora of records in his glorious 24-year career. For more than two decades, Tendulkar remained the backbone of the Indian cricket team and the face and pride of cricket in India.

EP 20 - Amartya Sen
05:30

EP 20 - Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a much-admired, award winning economist, writer and philosopher. A voice of the poor and malnourished, tirelessly engrossed in the problems of the society’s poorest people, he has devised practical solutions to prevent food shortage and starvation. This Nobel laureate has helped create the United Nations Human Development Index. Amartya Sen, the Indian economist who is best known for his work on the causes of famine was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his contributions to economics and social choice theory.

EP 21 - Pandurang Vaman Kane
05:16

EP 21 - Pandurang Vaman Kane

Dr. P. V. Kane 1880–1972 is not just fascinating for his ability to achieve the pinnacle of success as an academician and lawyer but also for the fact that his contribution in the field of Indology has spurred the momentum of research that is now being carried on by those who have followed in his footsteps. Pandurang Vaman Kane, P V Kane was one of the greatest Sanskrit scholars of the 20th century. He was not only deeply immersed in his own tradition but was also thoroughly aware of the Western tradition.

EP 22 - Bhimsen Joshi
06:07

EP 22 - Bhimsen Joshi

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is touted as one of the greatest vocalists of all time having profoundly contributed to the Indian classical music field for more than four decades. He was considered as the leading light of the Kirana gharana. Bhimsen Joshi is renowned for his unique style and mastery over ragas. He is remembered as the singer of ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’, but Bhimsen was one of India’s leading Khyal vocalists.

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