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Mumbai, Dec 24: 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. Also Read - Engineer’s Day 2020: Nation Pays Tribute to Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya On His Birth Anniversary

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. I am very happy to get this news as I consider these two personalities as global gems,” the 85-year-old singer posted on twitter. Also Read - 'One of Bharat’s Brightest Ratnas': Amul Pays Tribute to Former President Pranab Mukherjee With a Heartfelt Doodle

“I have heard many great things about Malaviya ji from my father. I had the privilege to meet Vajpayee ji in person. I am dedicating a song sung by me, which was penned by him,” added Manheshkar along with a link of the song ‘Geet Naya Gata Hu’ from the album ‘Antarnaad’.