November 17, 2013

Lest we forget

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:33 am by chait83

Here’s a list of eminent Indians who haven’t been honoured by Bharat Ratna.

Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Manekshaw:

Took a burst of LMG bullets in his stomach for the nation.

Delivered greatest military victory in the modern history.

Major Dhyan Chand:

Won Olypics gold for India 3 consecutive time. Competing with top 32 hockey playing nations.

1928 Amsterdam

1932 Los Angeles

1936 Berlin


There are no stats of his achievements, but this feat is itself reflects his commitment.

Mahatma Gandhi:

Father of the nation. I need not write anything about him, but the fact is every member of Nehru – Gandhi dynasty has Bharat Ratna.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:

Now imagine Bharat without this man.

Srinivasa Ramanujan:

I need not write much about the greatest mathematician of 20th century.

Homi Jehangir Bhabha:

Father of Indian nuclear programme. Thanks to him, we are not bullied by our enemies.

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai:

Father of Indian space program. Thanks to him be are not dependent on US or Russia for our security.

M. S. Swaminathan:

Father of the Green Revolution in India. Thanks to him we had surplus food. Otherwise our condition would have been no different than that of Somilia or Syria. In late 70s India had to devalue it’s currency against dollar as a precondition to import wheat from US.

Verghese Kurien:

Initiated world’s biggest agricultural development programme, “Operation flood”. Operation flood not only transformed India from a milk deficient nation to largest producer of milk, it also provided employement to millions of people in rural region.


Sachin receiving Bharat Ratna ahead of this list of dignitaries, I certainly cannot bear this. I can survive without cricket, but without wheat and milk we would all cease to exist.


Dr. Ambedkar received Bharat Ratna after 35 years of his death. What was the reason?

Democracy… of the people, by the people, for the people.

Unfortunately it also implies that popular opinion supersedes logic.



People learn to read between lines. Populist decisions are never in the interest of the nation. Yes Sachin is the greatest sportsperson we have witnessed, but then.. lest we forget contribution of our real heroes.