New Delhi(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Bharat Ratna award to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today at his residence in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of VVIPs who will be present at Vajpayee's residence in Lutyens' Delhi during the ceremony. Various political leaders, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit have welcomed the awarding of the country's highest civilian award to Vajpayee.

President Mukherjee will also confer the Bharat Ratna on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) on March 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with the Civil Investiture Ceremony for the Padma Awards.


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