– by guest contributor C R KESAVAN
Rajaji affectionately patting Pandit Nehru on the cheek as soon as the latter was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 1955. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan looks on. Rajaji, S. Radhakrishnan and C.V.Raman were the first recipients of the Bharat Ratna in 1954.
–C R Kesavan, great-grandson of Rajaji (C Rajagopalachari) shares this picture with Hamara Congress from the family archives.