Pranab Mukherjee – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Pranab Mukherjee
Nickname Poltu, Pranab Da
Gender Male
Date of Birth 11 December 1935
Full Name Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
Profession Indian Politician
Nationality Indian
Date of Death August 31, 2020
Place of Death New Delhi, India
Cause of Death Septic shock
Birthplace Mirati, British Bengal, British India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Average
Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Weight 70 kg (155 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, Bengali, was born on 11th December 1935 and died on 31st August 2020). As the 13th President of India between 2012 and 2017, he served as an Indian statesman.

In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and held several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India.

From 2009 to 2012, Mukherjee served as Union Finance Minister. In 2019, Ram Nath Kovind, the successor as President of India, awarded him India’s highest civilian honor, Bharat Ratna.

Career

Mukherjee’s break in politics came in 1969, when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assisted him in getting elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament, on a Congress ticket.

In 1973, he became Gandhi’s most trusted lieutenant and a minister in her cabinet. Mukherjee served in a number of ministerial capacities before becoming India’s Finance Minister in 1982–84. From 1980 to 1985, he served as Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.

As a founding member of the Bangla Congress, Mukherjee began his political career in 1967.

He played a key role in creating the United Front alliance against the Indian National Congress ahead of the 1967 election.

K. Krishna Menon, an independent candidate, won the Midnapore by-election campaign in 1969 under his direction.

In July 1969, Pranab Kumar became a member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Indian Parliament) on a Bangla Congress ticket.

Achievements

During his prolific career, Pranab Kumar won awards, honors, and recognition. He won the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour in 2013. Among innumerable awards, Kumar was honored with Hon. D.Litt by Assam University in March 2012 is one of the prominent honors.

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Pranab Mukherjee Education

Qualification: L.L.B and M.A in Political Science and in History as well, all from University of Calcutta

College: Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum)
University of Calcutta

Pranab Mukherjee Career

Profession: Indian Politician

Salary: 1.5 Lakh Rupee per month ($2200 per month)

Net Worth: 3 Crore Indian Rupee

Family & Relatives

Father: Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee

Mother: Rajlakshmi Mukherjee

Sister: Annapurna Banerjee, Annanapurna Bandapadhay

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Suvra Mukherjee (m. 1957–2015)

Daughter: Sharmistha

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