Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has congratulated former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being chosen for the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, which she recieved in 2001.

Educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya will receive Bharat Ratna posthumously.

"Namaskar. Today the Government of India has chosen Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya ji and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.