Pranab Mukherjee Biography, Height, Age, Death, Wife,Family

 Who is Pranab Mukherjee?

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee was an Indian politician who served because of the thirteenth President of India from 2012 to 2017. Pranab  Mukherjee was a senior leader within the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios within the Government of India.  before his election as President, Mukherjee was the Union minister of finance from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

Biography :

Full NamePranab Kumar Mukherjee
Nickname(s)• Poltu
• Pranab Da
Physical Stats & More
 Heightin centimeters– 152 cm
in meters– 1.52 m
in feet & inches– 5’
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political Party• Indian National Congress (INC) (1969-1986; 1986-2012)
• Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress (RSC) (1986-1989) [5]
Political Journey• In 1969, he campaigned for V. K. Krishna Menon in the Midnapore by-election.
• In the same year, he was inducted into the Indian National Congress by Indira Gandhi.
• He served as the Member of Rajya Sabha in 1969, 1975, 1981, 1993, and 1999.
• Mukherjee was elected to Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009 up to July 2012.
• In 2012, he retired from active political life.
Major Designation(s)• Union Deputy Minister of Industrial Development in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet (1973-1977)
• Commerce Minister of India (1980-1982; 1984; 1990s)
• Finance Minister of India (1982-1984; 2009-2012)
• General Secretary of the AICC (1998–99)
• President of the West Bengal Congress (1985; 2000-2010)
• Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha (2004)
• Minister of Defence of India (2004-2006)
• External Affairs Minister of India (1995-1996; 2006-2009)
• Also served as chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata
• Also served on the Planning Board of the Asiatic Society
• 13th President of India (25 July 2012 – 25 July 2017)
Awards, Honours, Achievements• In 1984, Best Finance Minister in World by Euromoney magazine
• In 2008, Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award
• On 5 March 2013, Bangladesh Liberation War Honour (Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona)
• In June 2016, Grand Cross of National Order of the Ivory Coast
• On 28 April 2017, Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III
• In 2019, Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award

Note: He had many more honours and accolades to his name.
Books Authored• The Coalition Years (2017)
• The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996 (2016)
• Selected Speeches-Pranab Mukherjee (2015)
• The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years (2014)
• Thoughts and Reflections (2014)
• Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation (2011)
• A Centenary History of the Indian National Congress (Vol. V: 1964–1984) (2011)
• Challenges before the Nation (1992)
• Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice (1992)
• Off the Track (1987)
• Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy (1984)
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 December 1935 (Wednesday)
BirthplaceMirati, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India)
Date of Death31 August 2020 (Monday)
Place of DeathArmy’s Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi
Age (at the time of death)84 Years
Death CauseWhile undergoing treatment for brain surgery at the Army’s Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi, he died after he developed a lung infection. Earlier he had also tested positive for the COVID-19. [6]
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownBirbhum, West Bengal
SchoolKirnahar High School, Birbhum, West Bengal
College/UniversitySuri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), University of Calcutta
Educational Qualification(s)• MA in Political Science & History from the University of Calcutta
• LL.B. from University of Calcutta
CasteBengali Brahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesLong Walks, Writing Diary, Reading, Gardening, Listening to Music
Controversies• During his tenure as Union Deputy Minister of Industrial Development in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet, he was accused of using extra-constitutional powers to “wreck established norms and rules of governance.” Later, in 2018, Mr. Mukherjee himself criticized the imposition of the Emergency in 1975 and said it could have been avoided as it curbed the rights of people.he said, “In hindsight, yes, the Emergency could have been avoided. It would have been better if it could have been avoided.” [11]

• In 2018, he was criticized by many in his party, including his daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, for attending an RSS event as chief guest. [12]

Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Widower
Marriage DateThe year 1957
Wife/SpouseSuvra Mukherjee (died on 18 August 2015, aged 74 of heart failure)


ChildrenSon– 2
• Abhijit Mukherjee (politician)

• Indrajit Mukherjee (politician)

Daughter– Sharmistha Mukherjee (Kathak Dancer and Politician)

ParentsFather– Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee (Indian Freedom Fighter)
Mother– Rajlakshmi Mukherjee

SiblingsBrother– Pijush Mukherjee (elder; retired headmaster)

Sister– Annapurna (elder)

Favorite Things
FoodFish Curry, Posto or Poppy Seeds (ground and cooked with vegetables)
PoliticianDeng Xiaoping (a Chinese politician)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionFord Ikon 2000 model [13]
Money Factor

• Bank Deposits: Rs. 82 lakhs (approx.)
• Jewellery: Rs. 82 lakhs (approx.)
• Motor Vehicle: Rs. 1.28 lakh (approx.)


• Agriculture Land: Worth Rs. 3 lakh (approx.)
• Residential Buildings (in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Birbhum): Rs. 1.85 crore (approx.)

Net Worth (approx.) (as in 2011)Rs. 3 crores (as in 2011) [15]


Death :

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee died on 31 August 2020, at the age of 84, after battling a long illness. He was in a comatose state, but his vital parameters were stable as per the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital.  He was on ventilator support after he underwent brain surgery for the removal of a clot. Prior to surgery, he tested COVID-19 positive.

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