The award ceremony will take place in Rashtrapati Bhavan at 6 PM in the evening.
Today, Hazarika and Deshmukh will also be honoured at the ceremony.
On being honoured with this prestigious award former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "It is with a deep sense of humility and gratitude to the people of India that I accept this great honour, Bharat Ratna, bestowed upon me."
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed his nomination by tweeting this:
Pranab Da is an outstanding statesman of our times.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 25, 2019
He has served the nation selflessly and tirelessly for decades, leaving a strong imprint on the nation's growth trajectory.
His wisdom and intellect have few parallels. Delighted that he has been conferred the Bharat Ratna.