Vajpayee to receive Bharat Ratna at home

In this December 24, 2014 photo, a man waits outside Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s residence in New Delhi after the former Prime Minister was conferred the Bharat Ratna.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

In a departure from tradition, President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the residence of the former Prime Minister on Friday.

The Bharat Ratna will be conferred posthumously on Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 30, along with the civil investiture ceremony for the Padma awards. Pandit Malviya’s family will receive the honour.

Government sources said Mr. Mukherjee would reach the residence of Mr. Vajpayee in the evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and a select group of senior Ministers and party leaders will be present.

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