Pranab Kumar Mukherjee is the thirteenth and present President of India, holding the position since July 2012 member of the Indian National Congress.┬áIn a political career spanning six decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012, and the Congress party’s top troubleshooter.

Before Joining Politics

Pranab Mukherjee he is a Politician and Social Worker, Teacher, Journalist, Writer . He began his career as an upper-division clerk in the office of the Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta. In 1963, he began teaching political science at the Vidyanagar College (in South 24 Parganas)and he also worked as a journalist with the Desher Dak (Call of Motherland) before entering politics.

How did Pranab Mukherjee enter politics?

Pranab Mukherjee was born on 11 December 1935 in a village called Mirati located in the Birbhum District of West Bengal (Bengal Province of the British Raj). He was the son of Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Smt. Rajlakshmi Mukherjee. His father was a freedom fighter and later became a representative of Indian National Congress and a member of All India Congress Committee. From 1952 to 1964 Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee was a West Bengal Legislative Council member. Pranab Mukherjee studied in Suri Vidyasagar College in the Birbhum District of West Bengal. He completed his M.A. in History and Political Science and thereafter an LL.B degree from the University of Calcutta.

Pranab was born in a Bengali Kulin Brahmin family in Mirati, a village in the Bengal Presidency of British India (now in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India). His father, Kinkar Mukhopadhyay Sarani, was active in the Indian independence movement and was a member of West Bengal Legislative Council between 1952 and 1964 as a representative of the Indian National Congress and was the member of AICC. His mother was lakshmi.

He attended the Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated to University of Calcutta. He subsequently earned an MA degree in Political Science and History and also LL.B.degree both from University of Calcutta.

He was an upper-division Clerk in the Office of the Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta. In 1963, he became Lecturer(Asst.Prof.)teaching Political Science at the Vidyanagar College (in South 24 Parganas) and he also worked as a Journalist with the Desher Dak (Call of Motherland) before entering politics.

Pranab Mukherjee Achievements

He is a great writer and has written many books including ‘Midterm Poll in the year 1969’, ‘Beyond survival- Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy in the year 1984’, ‘Of the track’, ‘ Saga of struggle and sacrifice’, ‘Challenges before nation’. He has played a key role in solving India’s internal problems as well as problems with the foreign nations.

DOB Dec 11, 1935
Place of Birth Mirati, Birbhum district, West Bengal
Religion Hindu
Education M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), LL.B., D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) Educated at Vidyasagar College, Suri, Calcutta University, West Bengal
Spouse Name Suvra Mukherjee
Children 2 sons 1 daughter
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