PRESIDENT OF INDIA
Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th and current president of India. He was sworn in as president of India on 25th July 2012. He comfortably defeated his nearest rival P.A. Sangma in election of president, succeeding Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee was born on 11th December 1935 in a small village Mirati of Birbhum district in West Bengal. He studied in Suri Vidyasagar College. He completed his study of History, Political Science and LLB from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
Pranab Mukherjee was the senior leader of the Indian National congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the government of India prior to his election as President. He was selected to the upper House of Parliament five times from 1969 and twice to the lower house of the parliament from 2004.
He was the finance minister of India, during 1982 to 1984. Euro Magazine rated him as the best finance minister of the world.
He got many awards and honours included India’s second highest civilian award “Padma Vibhusan” in 2008.
Mr. Mukherjee married to Smt. Surva Mukherjee on 13th July 1957. They have two sons and one daughter.
He celebrates the Durga puja in his home town Mirati every year. Shri Mukherjee enjoy reading, gardening and listening music in his free time.