Pranab Mukherjee

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Date of Birth December 11, 1935
Place of Birth Mirati, India
Age 84 years old
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Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Mukherjee got his break in politics in 1969 when the Then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi helped him get elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament of India, on a Congress ticket. Following a meteoric rise, he became one of Gandhi's most trusted lieutenants and a minister in her cabinet in 1973. During the controversial Internal Emergency of 1975–77, he was accused of committing gross excesses.

Born: December 11, 1935, Mirati, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India)
Political party: Indian National Congress, Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress
Children: Sharmistha Mukherjee, Abhijit Mukherjee, Indrajit Mukherjee
Alma mater: University of Calcutta (B.A, M.A, LL.B.)
Civilian awards: Bharat Ratna (2019), Padma Vibhushan (2008)
Vice President: Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Preceded by: Pratibha Patil
Succeeded by: Ram Nath Kovind
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About Pranab Mukherjee

Indian political leader who took office as the country's 13th President in July 2012. He has also previously served as India's Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in political science from the University of Calcutta.

Achievement

He helped pass a an amendment of the Indian Penal Code on laws related to sexual offenses in reaction to the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

Family Life

He got married to Suvra Mukherjee in 1957, and the couple has three children: Sharmistha, Abhijit, and Indrajit.

Associations

He took office as the President of India 5 years after Abdul Kalam ended his term.

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