Vajpayee to receive Bharat Ratna on March 27


New Delhi, March 25: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee be conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour of India, on March 27. President Pranab Mukherjee will present the award to the ailing veteran leader at his residence.

Mukherjee will visit the residence of Vajpayee. This will be against the protocol of the President of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present there.

In December last year, the government had announced the prestigious hounor for Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya for their contribution to India.

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