PM said as the country''s top civilian award Bharat Ratna was conferred upon Atal Bihari Vajpayee here. PTI Pic
- It's a historic day, says PM on Bharat Ratna award to Vajpayee
- 20:05 HRS IST
- New Delhi: It is a historic day for the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as the country's top civilian award Bharat Ratna was conferred upon Atal Bihari Vajpayee here. Modi, who attended the special ceremony held at the residence of the 80-year-old ailing former Prime Minister, paid rich tributes to Vajpayee, saying he had dedicated his life to the nation and was an inspiration for crores of people like him.