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Who is the only person to be honoured with both 'Bharat Ratna' and 'Nishan-e-Pakistan'?

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These are highest civilian awards of India and Pakistan respectively ?

posted Jul 2, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey

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Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai (29 Feb 1896 – 10 April 1995) was a notable Indian independence activist and the fifth Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He held many important posts in the Government of India such as: Chief Minister of Bombay State, Home Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. Desai was the only Indian national to be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, which was conferred on him by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1990. In 1991 he was awarded Bharat Ratna (Highest Civilian Award of India) along with Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Rajive Gandhi.

answer Jul 2, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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Morarji Desai. Morarji Desai (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995) was an Indian independence activist and the Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He was also the first Prime Minister to head India's first non-Congress Government.

answer Jan 31, 2016 by Anand Kumar Gupta
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Morarji Desai

answer Feb 19, 2016 by Sanoj Kumar
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