Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. He is a Bharat Ratna award winner, awarded in 2019 by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Pranab Mukherji born in West Bengal state of India in 11 December, 1935.His birthplace was Kirnahar in Birbhum district. His father Kamada Kinker Mukherji was an AICC member and president of the Birbhum district committee of Indian National Congress. As his family was well attached to congress party, he also became a congress member and a great leader from West Bengal.
He is a well educated leader and he has passed M.A (History) and M.A ( Political science). Also he passed LLB and D.Lit (Honoris Causa).He worked in different fields like politics,social worker,teaching and journalist.He worked for noted Bengali publication Desher das. He started his career as an upper divisional clerk in Post and Telegraph department in Kolkatta.
He is in the political field for more than fourty years by now. He started as a Rajya Sabaha member from West Bengal in 1969 and reelected several times. He was also a member of the Lok Sabha. He handled many portfolios as a minister of India such as finance,external affairs and defence. He also served as the deputy chairman of the planning commission of India.
He married Suva Mukherjee and they have two sons and a daughter. One of his sons also A member of West Bengal assembly.
Pranab mukherji was a strong Indira Gandhi loyalist and he was a minister at the time of ‘Emergency’ in India and he was held by many to be personally responsible for some of the exesses.
He received a honour as the outstanding parlamentarian in1997 by Indian parliament group and he was awarded “Padma vibhushan” by President of India in 2008.
Mukherjee is the author of several books, including Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy (1984) and Challenges Before the Nation (1993).