LK Advani to be conferred country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that senior BJP leader LK Advani will be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.

Key Life Events of L K Advani:

  • Born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi.
  • Joined RSS in 1942 during the Quit India movement.
  • Shifted to Delhi in early 1957 to assist Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Married Kamla Advani on Feb 25, 1965, and had two children.
  • Entered Rajya Sabha in April 1970.
  • Elected President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in Dec 1972.
  • Arrested during Emergency in June 1975.
  • Held the position of Union minister for Information and Broadcasting from March 1977 to July 1979.
  • Became Party President of the BJP in May 1986.
  • Re-elected party President in March 1988.
  • Held the position of Home Minister in 1988 in the BJP Government.
  • Started the Ram Rath Yatra in 1990 from Somnath to Ayodhya.
  • Began the Swarna Jayanti Rath Yatra in 1997 to celebrate India’s Golden Jubilee.
  • Served as Union Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs from Oct 1999 to May 2004.
  • Held the position of Deputy Prime Minister from Jun 2002 to May 2004.

Q: With which award will LK Advani be conferred in February 2024?

a. Padma Bhushan
b. Bharat Ratna
c. Padma Vibhushan
d. Param Vir Chakra

Answer: b. Bharat Ratna

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