Pranab Mukherjee was an Indian Politician who filled in as the thirteenth President of India from 2012 to 2017. He was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress (INC) and held many important political positions in 5 decades of his political career.
Although he was critical for a few months and got admitted to Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi, he died on 31 August 2020 in New Delhi after fighting from a lung infection for months.
Let’s know about the Former President Pranab Mukherjee.
Pranab Mukherjee Biography
Pranab Mukherjee was born on 11 December 1935 Mirati, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India). He did his schooling from the Kirnahar High School, Birbhum, West Bengal. He pursued his Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), University of Calcutta. He then went on to pursue an MA in Political Science & History from the University of Calcutta.
Pranab Mukherjee belonged to the Kulin Brahmin family. His father, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee, was an active member of the Indian Independence movement and was a Freedom Fighter. His mother, Rajlakshmi Mukherjee, was also a Freedom fighter and took part in many independence movements. He had two siblings: older sister Annapurna and younger brother Piyush.
Pranab Mukherjee Political Career
Mukherjee’s initial phase in governmental issues saw him effectively lobbying for Shri V.K. Krishna Menon, a free competitor during the 1969 Midnapore by-races. Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, perceived his latent capacity and accepted him as an individual from the Indian National Congress party.
He was made an individual from the Rajya Sabha in July 1969. As Finance Minister, Mukherjee marked the letter designating Manmohan Singh as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In 1979, Mukherjee became Deputy Leader of the INC in the Rajya Sabha, and in 1980 he was named Leader of the House. Mukherjee was viewed as the highest Indian bureau pastor, and he managed bureau gatherings without the Prime Minister.
From 12 December 2001 to 25 June 2012, he was the Central Election Committee’s part. On 13 May, he was chosen as an individual from the fourteenth Lok Sabha. From 23 May 2004 to 24 October 2006, he was the Union Cabinet Minister of Defense. From June 2004 to June 2012, he was the Leader of the House of the Lok Sabha. From 25 October 2006 to 23 May 2009, he was the Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs. From 24 January 2009 to May 2009, he was the Union Cabinet Minister of Finance.
On 20 May 2009, he was elected as a 15th Lok Sabha member for the second time.
From 2009 to 26 June 2012, he was the Union Cabinet Minister of Finance. On 25 June, he left the Indian National Congress party before challenging for the President of India’s office.
Awards And Honours Received by Pranab Mukherjee
- Appraised as Best Finance Minister of the World in 1984 by the Euromoney magazine.
- In 1997 he was honored with the Best Parliamentarian Award.
- In 2008 he was honored with the second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, by India’s Government.
- The London-based news day by day of record for the IMF and the World Bank granted him in 2010 as Finance Minister of the Year for Asia. The Banker in 2010 referenced him as the Finance Minister of the Year.
- The Banker in 2010 mentioned him as the Finance Minister of the Year.
- In 2011 the University of Wolverhampton honored him with a Doctor of Letters degree.
- In March 2012, the Visvesvaraya Technological University and the Assam University deliberated him with privileged D.Litt. Grant.
- On 4 March 2013, at the University of Dhaka, he received the honorary doctorate of law by Mohammad Zillur Rahman, the President of Bangladesh and the DU Chancellor.
- On 5 March 2013, he got the second-most incredible honor of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona (Liberation War Award).
- On 13 March 2013, the University of Mauritius offered him the Doctor of Civil Law Honoris Causa.
Pranab Mukherjee Marriage and Children
On 13 July 1957, Pranab Mukherjee wedded Suvra Mukherjee, from Narail in Bangladesh, and relocated at ten years to Kolkata. They have a daughter and two sons. His daughter is a Kathak dancer. Abhijit Mukherjee, his senior child, challenged from the Jangipur in West Bengal in the by-races and turned into a Congress MP when his dad emptied the seat Jangipur. Before this, Abhijit Mukherjee stayed an MLA from a spot called Nalhati in the Birbhum District.
Pranab Mukherjee Physical Appearance
Pranab Mukherjee, the former President, was 5 feet tall and had Black hair color and eye color.
Pranab Mukherjee Net Worth
Pranab Mukherji has been on a more significant post all through his profession, which virtually pays him a decent pay. At the point when he filled in as the President, his salary was 1.5 Lakh Indian Rupees every month. According to the reports, the total assessed assets in 2020 of India’s previous President is around 1 million USD to 5 million USD. The total assets have ascended from the most recent year (2 million USD).
Illness and Death
During the COVID-19 pandemic, on 10 August 2020, Mukherjee declared on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19 preceding his medical procedure to eliminate blood coagulation in his mind. He was admitted to the medical clinic after incidentally slipping and falling in his washroom. He was on a ventilator uphold and in essential condition at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) emergency clinic in New Delhi.
On 13 August, the hospital reported that Mukherjee was in a deep coma after undergoing brain surgery. However, his vital parameters remained stable. On 19 August, the Army’s Research and Referral hospital said that Mukherjee’s health condition had declined as he had developed a lung infection. On 25 August, his renal parameters became “slightly deranged,” with the situation worsening days later.
Mukherjee died on 31 August 2020, aged 84, confirmed by his son Abhijit Mukherjee via Twitter.