An Indian Independence Activist, Jayprakash Narayan was honoured with the Bharat Ratna Award for his “valuable contribution to the freedom struggle and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden“. The Bharat Ratna award was given to his nephew Shri R. R. Prasad by the president K. R. Narayanan at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 16th February 1999.
Jayprakash was born on 11th October, 1902 in Sitbdiara, Bengal Presidency, British India and was died on 8th October, 1979 in Patna, Bihar. He was also known as Lok Nayak or JP. JP was an Indian Independence activist and a Social Reformer. He was also a Political leader of Indian National Congress and Janata Party.