Pranab Mukherjee Age, Wife, Height, Education, Weight, Book, Family, Car
Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician and former President of India. He assumed the office on July 25, 2012 and continued till July 25, 2017. A veteran in Indian politics, he has the rare distinction of having served as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister at different times over his long and illustrious political career spanning several decades. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and served as a member of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy making body of the Party, for a period of 23 years. Pranab Mukherjee Age
Born as the son of freedom fighters, Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi, he grew up watching his father play an active role in the Indian independence movement. His father was also a longtime member of the Indian National Congress. Pranab Mukherjee went on to earn an advanced degree in history and political science as well as a law degree from the department of law of the University of Calcutta. He embarked on a career as a college teacher and journalist. Eventually he followed in his father’s footsteps and ventured into politics.
He got a big break when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi helped him get elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament, on a Congress ticket. This marked the beginning of a fruitful career that culminated in his election as the 13th President of India in 2012.
Personal background of Pranab Mukherjee
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 Mukherjee Age
On 13 July 1957 Pranab Mukherjee got married to Suvra Mukherjee, who was from Narail in Bangladesh, and migrated at the age of 10 years to Kolkata. They have a daughter and two sons. His daughter is a Kathak dancer. Abhijit Mukherjee, his elder son, contested from the Jangipur in West Bengal in the by-elections and became a Congress MP when his father vacated the seat of Jangipur. Prior to this, Abhijit Mukherjee remained an MLA from a place called Nalhati in the Birbhum District.
Every year Pranab Mukherjee makes it a point to celebrate the Durga Puja with his family and natives at his ancestral place in the village of Mirati. His hobbies include music, reading and gardening.
Professional background before entering politics
Pranab Mukherjee’s career began at Calcutta in the office of the Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) as an upper-division clerk. He served as a teacher of Political Science during 1963 in the Vidyanagar College situated in South 24 Parganas. He was also a journalist for some time with Desher Dak (Call of the Motherland).
How did Pranab Mukherjee enter politics?
Mukherjee’s first step in politics saw him actively campaigning for Shri V.K. Krishna Menon, an independent candidate during the 1969 Midnapore by-elections. Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, recognized his potential and inducted him as a member of the Indian National Congress party. He was made a member of the Rajya Sabha in July 1969. Pranab Mukherjee Age
Also Known As: Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
Famous As: 13th President Of India
Political Ideology: Political Party – Independent
Birthday: December 11, 1935
Age: 82 Years
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 1.63 M
Born In: Mirati, Birbhum, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now West Bengal, India)
Father: Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee
Mother: Rajlakshmi Mukherjee
Spouse/Ex-Spouse: Suvra Mukherjee
Children: Abhijit Mukherjee, Indrajit Mukherjee, Sharmistha Mukherjee
Founder/Co-Founder: Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress
Net Worth: $275 Million As Of Aug 19, 2016 Pranab Mukherjee Age
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 163 cm
meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 155 lbs
|Date of Birth||11 December 1935|
|Age (as in 2016)||81 Years|
|Birth Place||Mirati, British Bengal, British India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius.|
|Hometown||Mirati, West Bengal|
|College||Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum)
University of Calcutta
|Educational Qualifications||L.L.B and M.A in Political Science and in History as well, all from University of Calcutta|
|Debut||In 1969 when he was elected to Rajya sabha from Midnapore.|
|Family||Father– Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee
Mother– Rajlakshmi Mukherjee
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Annapurna Banerjee,
|Address||Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi.|
|Hobbies||Reading, Gardening and Music|
|Controversies||• Mukherjee was cabinet minister in Indira Gandhi’s Cabinet during the Emergency and was held personally responsible for some of the excesses.
• When he was the finance Minster of India, he helped the Reliance Industries against Bombay dyeing through differential taxation by influencing the Income Tax Department in textile industry.
|Favourite Politician||Deng Xiaoping|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Late Suvra Mukherjee
Sons– Abhijit Mukherjee
|Salary||1.5 Lakh Rupee per month ($2200 per month)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||3 Crore Indian Rupee|
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, he was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India.
He was named Finance Minister of the Year for Asia by ‘Emerging Markets’, the daily newspaper of record for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2010.
In 2013, he was awarded Bangladesh’s second highest award Bangladesh Liberation War Honor (Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona). Pranab Mukherjee Age
Political Journey of Pranab Mukherjee
- In July1969 he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
- On February 1973 to January 1974 he was the Union Deputy Minister for Industrial Development.
- From January 1974 to October 1974 he was the Union Deputy Minister for Shipping & Transport.
- On October 1974 to December 1975 he was the Union Minister of state for Finance.
- In July 1975 he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha for the second time.
- On December 1975 to March 1977 he was the Union Minister of State for Revenue and Banking (Independent Charge).
- From 1978 to 1980 he represented the Congress party as the Deputy Leader in the Rajya Sabha.
- In 27 January 1978 to 18 January 1986, and again from 10 August 1997 to 25 June 2012, he remained a member of the Congress Working Committee.
- From 1978 to 1979 he was the Treasurer of the All India Congress Committee and also Treasurer of Congress (I) in the Parliament.
- On 1978 to 1986 he was the Central Parliamentary Board’s member of the AICC.
- From January 1980 to January 1982 he was the Union Minister of Steel & Mines and Commerce
- In 1980 to 1985 he was:
- Leader of the House of the Rajya Sabha
- Member of Committee on Privileges in the Rajya Sabha
- Business Advisory Committee Member
- Member of the Committee on Rules in the Rajya Sabha
- In August 1981 he was elected as member of Rajya Sabha for the third time.
- From January 1982 to December 1984 he was in additional charge of the Commerce & Supply Ministry.
- During 1984, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999 he was the Chairman of the Campaign Committee of the AICC for administering National Elections to Parliament. Pranab Mukherjee Age
Pranab Mukherjee Political Journey
- In 1985 and during August 2000 to June 2010 he was the President of Pradesh Congress Committee in West Bengal. Pranab Mukherjee Age
- From 1987 to 1989 he was the Chairman of AICC’s Economic Advisory Cell.
- On June 1991 to May 1996 he was the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.
- From 1993 to February 1995 he was the Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce.
- In 1993 he was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the fourth time.
- On February 1995 to May 1996 he was the Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs.
- From 1996 to 2004 he was the Chief Whip of the Indian National Congress in the Rajya Sabha.
- In 1996 to 1999 he was the Member of the Consultative Committee on External Affairs.
- On 1997 he was the Departmentally related Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Chairman on Environment & Forest and on Science & Technology.age
- In 1999 he was re-elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha for the fifth term.
- On 28 June 1999 he was the Chairman of AICC’s Central Election Coordination Committee.
- From 1998 to 1999 he was the General Secretary of the AICC.
- On June 1998 to May 2004 he was the Departmentally related Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Chairman on Home Affairs.
- From 12 December 2001 to 25 June 2012 he was the Central Election Committee’s member.
- On 13 May he was elected as a member of the 14th Lok Sabha.
- In 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.
- On 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 member of the 15th Lok Sabha for the second time.
- From 2009 to 26 June 2012 he was the Union Cabinet Minister of Finance.
- On 25 June he resigned from the Indian National Congress party, before contesting for the office of the President of India.
Memberships Held in International Organizations
- The International Monetary Fund from 1982 to 1985 and from 2009 to 2012
- The World Bank from 1982 to 1985 and from 2009 to 2012
- The Asian Development Bank from 1982 to 1985 and from 2009 to 2012
- The African Development Bank from 1982 to 1985 and from 2009 to 2012
- Group of 24 nations in IMF and World Bank in 1984 and from 2011 to 2012
- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in May 1995 and in November 1995
Presided over SAARC, Council of Ministers Conference thrice in May 1995, November 1995 and also in April 2007.
Leader of Indian delegations abroad:
1. Colombo Plan Finance Ministers’ Conferences held in Singapore in 1975 and in Colombo in the year 1976.
2. The Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Conferences held in the years 1982, 1983 and 1984.
3. AGMs of the World Bank and IMF for the years 1982 to 1984 and from 2009 to 2012.
4. AGMs of Asian Development Bank from 1982 to 1984 and from 2010 to 2012.
5. Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Marrakesh for the year 1994.
6. UN General Assembly in the years 1994, 1995, 2005 and 2006.
7. The Social Summit, Copenhagen in the year 1995.
8. The 40th Anniversary of the Afro-Asian Conference held in Bandung in the year 1995.
9. Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers Conference in Cartagana in the year 1995.
10. Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Governments at Auckland in the year 1995.
Books written by Pranab Mukherjee Age
- Mid-Term Poll in the year 1969
- Beyond Survival – Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy in the year 1984
- Off the Track in the year 1987
- Challenges Before the Nation in the year 1992
- Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice in the year 1992
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