The Supreme Court on Friday refused to issue an order to the Central Government to confer the Bharat Ratna on the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The petition demanded that the court order or direct the central government to award Bharat Ratna to Mahatma Gandhi. Chief Justice (CJI) SA Bobde denied this and said that Bapu is the father of the nation. It is important to be respected. But in the minds of people, he is above the Bharat Ratna. They do not require any such official identification.