Pranab Mukherjee’s Age, Caste, Political journey, Family, Biography and more

Pranab Mukherjee

Bio :- Pranab Mukherjee

  • Born : December 11, 1935, in Mirati, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Birbhum district, West Bengal, India).
  • Death : 31st August, 2020
  • Age: 84 years 8 Months 20 Days
  • Nickname : N/A
  • Profession : Indian Politician, Former President of India
  • Caste : Brahmin

Physical stats and more

  • Height in centimeters (approx) : 1.63 m

Personal life

  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1935
  • Age (in 2020) : 84 years
  • Birthplace: Mirati, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Birbhum district, West Bengal, India).
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Marital Status: Married

Family:-

  • Father – Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee (father)
  • Mother – Rajlakshmi Mukherjee (mother)
  • Wife – Surva Mukherjee
  • Daughter – Sharmistha Mukherjee
  • Son – Indrajit Mukherjee & Abhijit Mukherjee

Education:-

  • MA in Political Science & History and LL.B. from the University of Calcutta

Awards:-

  • Bharat Ratna (2019)
  • Padma Vibhushan (2008)

Health issues and death

During the COVID-19 pandemic, on 10 August 2020, Mukherjee announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to his surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. He was admitted to the hospital after accidentally slipping and falling in his bathroom. He was on ventilator support and in critical condition at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) hospital in Delhi.

On 13 August, the hospital reported that Mukherjee was in a state of deep coma after he underwent a brain surgery, however his vital parameters keep on stable. On 19 August, the Army’s Research and Referral hospital said that the health condition of Mukherjee has declined as he had developed a lung infection. On 25 August, his renal parameters became “slightly deranged,” with the condition worsening days later.

Former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee died on 31 August 2020, aged 84, which was confirmed by his son Abhijit Mukherjee via Twitter. This came after the hospital confirming his health deterioration early in the day stating he was in septic shock since a day earlier caused by the lung infection and was overseen by a team of specialists.

Administrative Career

  • Deputy Minister, Industrial Development Feb 1973 to Jan 1974
  • Deputy Minister, Shipping and Transport January 1974 to October 1974
  • Deputy Minister, Steel and Industry …
  • Minister of State for Finance Oct 1974 to Dec 1975
  • Minister of State for Revenue and Banking (Independent Charge) Dec 1975 to March 1977
  • Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Steel and Mines Jan 1980 to Jan 1982
  • Cabinet Minister of Finance Jan 1982 to Dec 1984
  • Additional charge of the Ministry of Commerce and Supply Sept to Dec 31, 1984
  • Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission June 1991 to May 1996
  • Cabinet Minister of Commerce Jan 1993 to Feb 1995
  • Cabinet Minister of External Affairs Feb 1995 to May 1996
  • Cabinet Minister of Defence May 2004 to 24 Oct 2006
  • Cabinet Minister of External Affairs Oct 2006 to May 2009
  • Cabinet Minister of Finance 24 Jan 2009 to 26 June 2012

Parliamentary Career

  • Elected to Rajya Sabha 1969, 1975, 1981, 1993, 1999
  • Elected to Lok Sabha 2004, 2009, upto July 2012
  • Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in the Rajya Sabha 1978-80
  • Chief Whip of Congress Party in the Rajya Sabha 1996-2004
  • Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha 1980-85
  • Member, Business Advisory Committee, Committee on Privileges and Committee on Rules Member, Consultative Committee on External Affairs 1996-99
  • Chairman, Parliament Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 1997
  • Chairman, Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs June 1998 to May 2004
  • Leader of the Lok Sabha June 2004 to June 2012

Career in Congress Party

  • Member, Congress Working Committee January 27, 1978 to January 18, 1986, August 10, 1997 till June 25, 2012
  • President, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee 1985, August 2000 to June, 2010
  • Member, Central Parliamentary Board, All India Congress Committee (AICC) 1978 to 1986
  • Treasurer of the AICC 1978 to 1979
  • Treasurer of the Congress (I) Party in Parliament 1978 to 1979
  • Chairman, Economic Advisory Cell, AICC 1987 to 1989
  • Chairman, Campaign Committee of the AICC for conducting National Elections to Parliament 1984, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Chairman, Central Election Coordination Committee of the AICC June 28, 1999 onwards
  • Member, Central Election Committee, AICC December 12, 2001 to 25 June, 2012
  • Resigned from the Congress Party prior to contesting to the office of President of India 25 June, 2012

Membership in International Organizations

  • Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 1982 to 1985, 2009 – 2012
  • Board of Governors, World Bank 1982 to 1985, 2009 to 2012
  • Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank (ADB) 1982 to 1985, 2009 to 2012
  • Board of Governors, African Development Bank 1982 to 1985, 2009 to 2012
  • Chairman, Group of 24 nations in IMF and World Bank 1984, 2011-12
  • Chairman, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Council of Ministers Conference May 1995, November 1995, April 2007

Leadership of Indian Delegations Abroad

  • Colombo Plan Finance Ministers’ Conference, Singapore and Colombo 1975, 1976
  • The Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Conferences 1982, 1983, 1984
  • The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF 1982, 1983, 1984, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Annual Meetings of the ADB 1982, 1983, 1984, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Ministerial Conference of WTO at Marrakesh 1994
  • The United Nations General Assembly 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006
  • The Social Summit at Copenhagen 1995
  • The 40th Anniversary of the Afro-Asian Conference at Bandung 1995
  • The Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM), Auckland 1995
  • The Non-Aligned Foreign Minister’s Conference, Cartagena 1995

Social and Cultural Activities

  • President of the Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan 1995 to 2001, 2004 to June 2012
  • Chairman, Planning Board, Asiatic Society, Kolkata 1984 to 1986, 1992 to 1996, 2004-2012
  • Trustee, Bangiya Sahitya Parishad 1984 to 1990
  • Trustee Bidhan Memorial Trust, Kolkata 1998 to June 2012

Books Published

  • Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy 1984
  • Off the Track 1987
  • Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice 1992
  • Challenges Before the Nation 1992
  • Thoughts and Reflections 2014
  • The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years’ 2014
  • The Turbulent Years – 1980-1996 2016
  • The Coalition Years: 1996 – 2012 2017