LK Advani conferred Bharat Ratna by President Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu presented Bharat Ratna to L K Advani at his residence on Sunday, March 31, 2024. According to the official information provided by the President’s social media handle, the formal ceremony was attended by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and the family members of Advani.

President Murmu, took to X (formerly Twitter) and posted that “Advani, a doyen of Indian politics, has served the nation with unwavering dedication and distinction for over seven decades. Born in Karachi in 1927, he migrated to India in 1947 against the backdrop of partition. With his vision of cultural nationalism, he toiled hard for decades, across the length and breadth of the country, and brought about a transformation in the socio-political landscape. When the Emergency put India’s democracy at risk, the indefatigable crusader in him helped guard it against authoritarian tendencies.”

She further highlighted the role of LK Advani as a parliamentarian and how he put national interest above everything else.