Bharat Ratna to Malaviya is a mistake: Ramachandra Guha

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Updated: 24 Dec 2014 01:30 PM
New Delhi: Historian and renowned  author Ramachandra Guha raised questions on Narendra Modi government’s decision of conferring Madan Mohan Malaviya with Bharat Ratna, the most prestigious and highest civilian honour of the nation.  


He supported the award to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but termed the same honour for Malaviya as “a mistake” of the government.


“Giving Vajpayee a Bharat Ratna is fine, but one should not award it to people dead or long dead. Awarding Malaviya is a mistake,” Guha wrote on twitter soon after President Pranab Mukherjee announced the award a day before the birthday of Vajpayee.