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Though there is a controversy that Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan was the first foreign recipient, he was the first non-Indian citizen who received Bharat Ratna.

Nelson Mandela was the Second non-citizen and the first non-Indian awarded Bharata Ratna. He got this award in 1990.

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