PRANAB MUKHARJEE

President of India

PRANAB MUKHARJEE

Born - December 11, 1935
Designation - President of INDIA
Alma mater - University of Calcutta
Awards -  Padma Vibhushan 2008
                 National Order of the Ivory Coast 2016
                 Bangladesh Liberation War Honour
               
Academic honours -
Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Wolverhampton in 2011
Honorary D.Litt by the Assam University and Visvesvaraya Technological University in March 2012
Honorary Doctorate of Law by the President of Bangladesh and DU Chancellor Mohammad Zillur Rahman at the University of Dhaka on March 4, 2013
Awarded Doctor of Civil Law (honoris causa) by the University of Mauritius on March 13, 2013
Honorary Doctorate by the Istanbul University on 5 October 2013
Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calcutta in 2014.
Honorary Doctorate in political science by the University of Jordan on 11 October 2015
Honorary Doctorate by the Al-Quds University of Ramallah, Palestine on 13 October 2015
Honorary Doctorate by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel on 15 October 2015

Previous offices -

Union Minister of Industrial Development
Union Minister of Shipping and Transport
Minister of State for Finance
Union Minister of Revenue and Banking
Leader of the House of the Rajya Sabha
Union Minister of Commerce and Steel and Mines
Union Minister of Finance
Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
Board of Governors of the World BanK
Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank
Board of Governors of the African Development Bank
Union Minister of Commerce and Supply
Chairman of the Economic Advisory Cell of the AICC
Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
Union Minister of Commerce
Union Minister of External Affairs
President, SAARC Council of Ministers" Conference
General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee
Chairman of the Central Election Coordination Committee
Leader of the House of the Lok Sabha
Union Minister of Defence
Union Minister of External Affairs
Union Minister of Finance

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Shri Pranab Mukherjee assumed office as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012, crowning a political career of over five decades of exemplary service to the nation in Government as well as Parliament.
Eighty years old, Shri Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience in governance with the rare distinction of having served at different times as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister. He was elected to the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) five times from 1969 and twice to the Lower House of the Parliament (Lok Sabha) from 2004. He was a member of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy making body of the Party for a period of 23 years.
During the period 2004-2012, Shri Mukherjee was instrumental in spearheading critical decisions of the Government on a range of issues such as Administrative reforms, Right to Information, Right to Employment, Food Security, Energy Security, Information Technology and telecommunication, setting up of UIDAI, Metro Rail etc. through Chairmanship of over 95 Groups of Ministers constituted for the purpose. In seventies and eighties, he was instrumental in setting up the Regional Rural Banks (1975) and the EXIM Bank of India as well as National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (1981-82). Shri Mukherjee was also author of a modified formula for resource sharing between the Centre and the States in 1991 which came to be known as the Gadgil - Mukherjee formula.
A powerful orator and scholar, Shri Mukherjee’s intellectual and political prowess as well as remarkable knowledge of international relations, financial affairs and parliamentary process are widely admired. He has been acclaimed for his role as a consensus builder on difficult national issues through his ability to forge unity amongst the diverse political parties that form part of India’s vibrant multi-party democracy.
A man of humble origins, Shri Mukherjee was born in the small village of Mirati in Birbhum District of West Bengal as son of freedom fighters, Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi on December 11, 1935. Shri Mukherjee’s father was a Congress leader who endured great hardship including being sent to jail several times for his role in India’s struggle for independence.
Shri Mukherjee acquired a Master’s degree in History and Political Science as well as a degree in Law from the University of Kolkata. He then embarked on his professional life as a college teacher and journalist. Inspired by his father’s contribution to the national movement, Shri Mukherjee in 1969 plunged into full time public life following his election to the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha).

A prolific reader, Shri Mukherjee has authored several books on the Indian Economy and on Nation Building. The many awards and honours conferred on him include India’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhusan in 2008, the Best Parliamentarian Award in 1997 and Best Administrator in India Award in 2011. He is recipient of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa conferred by the University of Dhaka in 2013; and Honoris Causa conferred by the University of Calcutta in 2014. ; Honorary Doctorate conferred by the Russian Diplomatic Academy in 2015; and Professor Honoris Causa conferred by the Belarus State University in 2015.Honorary Doctorate conferred by the University of Jordan in 2015; Honorary Doctorate conferred by Al-Quds University, Palestine in 2015; and Honorary Doctorate conferred by Hebrew University, Israel in 2015.He was rated one of the best five Finance Ministers of the world in 1984 according to a survey conducted by "Euro Money” Journal published from New York and was declared ‘Finance Minister of the year’ for Asia in 2010 by "Emerging Markets”, the journal of record for the World Bank and the IMF.

 
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