The curtains have descended on time with the death of previous President Pranab Mukherjee. On the off chance that there was a quintessential leaked in-Congress-convention, a transcending individual of note who connected the past with the future and walked easily on the present, it was Pranab da, as he was called, both lovingly and with deference. PRANAB MUKHERJEE – THE BHARAT RATNA)

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He was an Indian politician who filled in as the thirteenth President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political profession spreading over fifty years, Mukherjee was a senior head in the Indian National Congress and involved a few pastoral portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his political career as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was granted India’s most elevated regular citizen honor, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

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Early life and education (PRANAB MUKHERJEE – THE BHARAT RATNA)

Pranab was born into a Bengali family at Mirati, a village in the Bengal Presidency of British India (now in West Bengal). He attended the Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated to University of Calcutta. He subsequently earned an MA degree in Political Science & History and an LL.B. degree; both from University of Calcutta. He was an upper-division Clerk in the Office of Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta. In 1963, he became a lecturer(Assistant Professor) of Political Science at Vidyasagar College, Kolkata. He also worked as a Journalist with the Desher Dak (Call of Motherland) before entering politics.

Personal life

Pranab Mukherjee with his Wife Suvra Mukherjee (Source – indiatvnews

Pranab Mukherjee wedded Suvra Mukherjee on 13 July 1957. Suvra Mukherjee was brought up in Narail, Bangladesh. She moved to Kolkata while she was 10 and hitched Pranab in 1957. The couple had two children and a daughter. Suvra passed on 18 August 2015, matured 74 of cardiovascular breakdown while Mukherjee was still in office. His senior child, Abhijit Mukherjee, was a Congress MP from Jangipur, West Bengal until 2019. He was chosen in a by-political race after his dad emptied the seat. Before his political decision to the Lok Sabha, Abhijit was a MLA from Nalhati in Birbhum.

Mukherjee celebrated the Durga Puja at his ancestral home at Mirati village. He used to make it a point to be at Mirati village every year to take part in the four-day rituals, the puja having a “social dimension” for him. “I want to avail this opportunity to be with the people of my area,” Mukherjee said during a puja ceremony on 4 October 2011.


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Mukherjee got his break in political issues in 1969 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi helped him get chosen for the Rajya Sabha, the upper place of Parliament of India, on a Congress ticket.

Following a transient rise, he became one of Gandhi’s most confided in lieutenants and a minister in her bureau in 1973. Mukherjee’s service in a number of ministerial capacities culminated in his first stint as Finance Minister of India in 1982–84. He was also the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1985.

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Mukherjee was sidelined from the Congress during the prevalence of Rajiv Gandhi. Mukherjee had seen himself and not the inexperienced Rajiv, as the legitimate replacement to Indira following her death in 1984. Pranab Missed out in the following force battle. He shaped his own gathering, the Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress, which converged with the Congress in 1989 in the wake of arriving at an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi.

While Principal Architect

Following this, as elder statesman of the Congress, Mukherjee was the principal and architect of Sonia Gandhi’s ascension to the party’s presidency in 1998. At the point when the Congress-drove United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came into power in 2004, Mukherjee won a Lok Sabha seat (the prevalently chosen lower place of Parliament) seat just because. From that point until his renunciation in 2012, Mukherjee held various key bureau portfolios in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s legislature – Defence (2004–06), External Affairs (2006–09) and Finance (2009–12) – separated from heading a few Groups of Ministers (GoMs) and being Leader of the House in the Lok Sabh.

Mukherjee was nominated as the presidential candidate of the United Progressive Alliance on 15 June 2012 after considerable political intrigue. The elections were scheduled to be conducted on 19 July 2012 and the results were expected to be announced on 22 July 2012. In the election, Mukherjee received 713,763 votes, while Sangma had 315,987.


Foreign Honours

  • Bangladesh Liberation War Honour (Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona),(5 March 2013;  Bangladesh).
  •  Grand Cross of National Order of the Ivory Coast (June 2016;  Ivory Coast).  
  •  Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III (28 April 2017;  Cyprus).

Pranab Mukherjee’s Farewell Speech

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Illness and Death

During the COVID-19 pandemic, on 10 August 2020, Mukherjee reported on Twitter that he had tried positive for COVID-19 preceding his medical procedure to eliminate a blood coagulation in his brain. He was admitted to the clinic after inadvertently slipping and falling in his bathroom. He was on ventilator uphold and in basic condition at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) medical clinic in Delhi.

On 13 August, the emergency clinic revealed that Mukherjee was in a profound trance-like state after he went through mind medical procedure, anyway his imperative boundaries remained stabled. On 19 August, the Army’s Research and Referral clinic said that the wellbeing state of Mukherjee had declined as he had built up a lung infection. 25 August, his renal boundaries turned out to be “somewhat unsettled,” with the condition compounding days after the fact.

Mukherjee kicked the bucket on 31 August 2020, matured 84, which was affirmed by his child Abhijit Mukherjee through Twitter. His passing came after the going to clinic affirmed that his wellbeing had weakened early that day expressing that he was in septic stun since a day sooner which was brought about by his lung disease and that he was managed by a group of pros.

I assume Pranab da didn’t get an opportunity to communicate his splitting wish; yet on the off chance that he got an opportunity, he would have wished a long and healthy life for the gathering he held onto as a youngster and held on across ages. As we give our last salute to the spirit of the short large man, we can’t yet consider how huge were the heart and brain that formed the predetermination of our governmental issues.


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