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Pranab Mukherjee

Full Name Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
Nationality India
Birth State West Bengal
President : West Bengal 25 Jul, 2012 - 25 Jul, 2017
Date of Birth 11 Dec, 1935
Gender Male
Birth Place Birbhum, West Bengal
Fathers Name Kamada Kinkar Mukharjee
Mothers Name Rajlakshmi Mukharjee
Spouse Name Suvra Mukharjee
Education M.A., LL.B
Religion Hindu
Shri Pranab Kumar Mukharjee sworn as 13th President of India in July 2012 and currently remain at this post. He defeated P.A. sangama with 70 percent electoral-college vote in election President. Before being Indian President Shri Mukharjee served as Minister in various Department of government of India. He served as Minister of Finance, Commerce Minister, Foreign Minister and Defence minister when Indian National Congress was in Central Government. He was a member of Indian national Congress since 1969 when Indira Gandhi Was Prime Minister.  He worked as upper-division clerk, Teacher, Journalist and writer before coming in politics.
Early Life & Education
Shri Mukharjee was born on 11th December 1935 at Mirati Village, Birbhum district, West Bengal.  His father Late Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukharjee was s freedom fighter and his mother is Late Smt Rajlakshmi Mukharjee. His father was also a member of Indian National Congress and elected as member of Legislative Council of west Bengal.
He completed his graduation from Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri. After graduation he completed his MA Degree in History & Political science from University of Calcutta. And also completed his LLB degree from University of Calcutta.
Political career
  • In 1969, Shri Pranab Mukharjee come in politics and Join Indian National Congress in Indira Gandhi governance.  He became Rajya sabha Member in 1969 and re-elected in 1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999.
  • In 1973, He was appointed as Union Deputy Minister of Industrial Development in congress government.
  • In 1979, He became Leader of Indian National congress in Rajya sabha.
  • In 1980, He Became Leader of House in Rajya sabha. He remain at this pot up to 1985.
  • In 1982, shri Mukharjee became Finance Minister in congress government and remain at this post up to 1984.
  • In 1986, Pranab Mukharjee formed a new political party Rashtriya samajwadi Party in West Bengal which is later merged with Indian National Congress in 1989 by compromise with Rajiv Gandhi.
  • In 1991, Mukharjee appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission and remain at this post up to 1996.
  • In 1993, He became Minister of Commerce and remain at this post up to 1995.
  • In 1995, He became Minister of External affairs in PV Narasimha Rao cabinet for the period up to 1996.
  • In 2000, Shri Mukharjee became President of West Bengal congress and remain at this post up to 2010.
  • In 2004, He won Lok sabha Seat from Jangipur in West Bengal and sworn as Minister of Defence in UPA government. He remain as defence minister up to 2006.
  • In 2006, He became Minister of External Affairs in Manmohan Singh cabinet. Mukharjee appointed second time as Minister of External Affairs, previously in 1995 he was External Affairs Minister. He hold this post up to 2009.
  • In 2009, He was re-elected in 15th Lok sabha election and sworn as Minister of Finance in UPA Government.
  • In 2012, Shri Mukharjee resign from all post holds in cabinet & in parties for the election President of India. He is comfortably won this election against PA Sangama and became President of India and currently remain at this post.
Personnel Life:-
Pranab Mukharjee got married on 13th July 1957 with Suvra Mukharjee. Suvra Mukharjee is Bangladeshi resident by birth immigrated at 10 years age. They have two son indrajeet & Abhijeet and a daughter sarmistha. Abhijeet Mukharjee is also a politician hold MP seat from jangipur after Pranab Mukharjee vacate this seat. Before became MP Abhijeet Mukharjee was MLA from Nalhati, Birbhum. And his daughter sarmistha Mukharjee is a Kathak Dancer.
Before coming in politics Mukherjee started his career as upper division clerk in Post and Telegraph department office of Deputy Accountant- General in Calcutta. After that he start teaching at Vidyasagar College in 1963 and also worked as Journalist.

Pranab Mukharjee awarded with second highest civilian award of India ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 2008. 

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