Tuesday, 25 January 2011

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 251

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Till date, only one person has refused the Bharat Ratna, and only once has a person’s Bharat Ratna award been withdrawn. These are two separate incidents, mind you. All you have to tell me is the names of these two individuals, and why was it withdrawn in one instance, and refused in the other.

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Six answers, and all of them are correct! Maulana Abul Kalam Azad refused it in 1960s because he felt that those in the committee that chose the recipients of the Bharat Ratna should not receive it. Meanwhile, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was given the award posthumously, but it was withdrawn because the committee could not provide total proof that he had died!


  1. Refused by Abul Kalam Azad, the then education minister of Govt. of India. Reason he believed that those who nominate people for the award should not be recipients themselves.
    Withdrawn for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (posthumous) as the award committee could not prove conclusively that Bose is dead and hence there was a technical problem.

  2. Subhash Chandra bose was given posthumously ( withdrawn becuase of evidence of death could not be provided)

    Maulana Abul kalam Azad. He refused because he was in the selection committee

  3. Subhash chandra bose ka award was widrawn due 2 legal technicality and Abul kalam azad denied da ward for being in da selection committee of da award

  4. refusal--Abul Kalam Azad

    withdrawn--netaji subhash chandra Bose

  5. Award to Subhash Chandra Bose withdrawn because the committe could not give evidence of Bose’s death

    Abul Kalam Azad, declined as it should not be given to those who have been on the selection committee


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