Bharat Ratna 2024: All About Jan Nayak Karpoori Thakur

Shri Karpoori Thakur was born in 1924 in one of the most backward sections of society - the Nai Samaj. He was a remarkable leader whose political journey was marked by his unwavering commitment to the marginalised sections of society.

He served as the Chief Minister of Bihar and was a key figure in the struggle against social discrimination and inequality.

Karpoori Thakur's commitment to affirmative action gave representation and opportunities to the poor, oppressed, exploited and deprived sections of the country.

Karpoori Thakur's policies and reforms were pioneering in bringing about significant changes in the lives of many, especially in the fields of education, employment and farmer welfare.

By honouring Shri Thakur with Bharat Ratna, the government recognizes his role as a symbol of democracy and social justice.

The government also acknowledges his deep impact as a motivating figure for the marginalised sections of society.