Pranab Mukherjee Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Pranab Mukherjee

Real NamePranab Kumar Mukherjee
NicknamePoltu, Pranab Da
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyIndian National Congress
Political Journey • Mukherjee's political career started in 1969, when he campaigned in Midnapore by-election of an independent candidate V. K. Krishna Menon. Then Prime Minister of India Mrs Indira Gandhi engaged him to her party, "The Indian National Congress". He became the member of the Rajya Sabha in 1969.
• Pranab was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999.
• He was Leader of house in the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1985.
• Mukherjee was elected to Lok Sabha 2004, 2009 upto July 2012.
• He was leader of Lok Sabha from 2004 to June 2012.
• Mukherjee assumed the office of the President of India on 25 July 2012.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weightin Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 155 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 December 1935
Age (as in 2016)81 Years
Birth PlaceMirati, British Bengal, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius.
HometownMirati, West Bengal
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSuri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum)
University of Calcutta
Educational QualificationsL.L.B and M.A in Political Science and in History as well, all from University of Calcutta
DebutIn 1969 when he was elected to Rajya sabha from Midnapore.
FamilyFather- Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee
Mother- Rajlakshmi Mukherjee
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Annapurna Banerjee,
Annapurna Banerjee Annanapurna Bandapadhay
AddressRashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi.
HobbiesReading, Gardening and Music
Controversies• Mukherjee was cabinet minister in Indira Gandhi’s Cabinet during the Emergency and was held personally responsible for some of the excesses.
• When he was the finance Minster of India, he helped the Reliance Industries against Bombay dyeing through differential taxation by influencing the Income Tax Department in textile industry.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianDeng Xiaoping
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeLate Suvra Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Sharmistha
Sharmistha Mukherjee
Sons- Abhijit Mukherjee
Abhijit Mukherjee
Indrajit Mukherjee
Indrajit Mukherjee
Money Factor
Salary1.5 Lakh Rupee per month ($2200 per month)
Net Worth (approx.)3 Crore Indian Rupee

President of India

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pranab Mukherjee

  • Does Pranab Mukherjee smoke?: No (but used to smoke in 1950s)
  • Does Pranab Mukherjee drink Alcohol?: No
  • Mukherjee was born in a Bengali Brahmin family in the Birbhum district of Bengal province (now in West Bengal).
  • His Father, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee was freedom fighter in Indian Independence Movement and had been a member of West Bengal Legislative Council between 1952 and 1964 from Indian National Congress.
  • Mukherjee was professor of Political Science in Vidyanagar College, West Bengal in 1963.
  • He has worked as Upper-division Clerk in the Office of the Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta.
  • He worked as Journalist also with a local Bengali newspaper, named Desher Dak.
  • Mukherjee jumped into politics in 1969, when he campaigned successfully in Midnapore by-election for an independent candidate V. K. Krishna Menon.
  • Mukherjee soon came into cognisance of then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi and she recruited him to her party Indian National Congress.                                                                                                          Pranab Mukhrerjee with Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
  • Mukherjee became the member of Rajya Sabha ‘Upper house of Parliament’ in 1969 for the first time, and was re-elected to the house in 1975, 1981, 1993, and 1999.
  • He is said to be most versatile minister of India who have handled the portfolio of four crucial ministries defence, commerce, foreign and finance.
  • In 1984, he was voted the Best Finance Minister in the World by Euromoney magazine. He is only Finance Minister to have represented seven budget in the Parliament.
  • In 1986, Mukherjee founded another party the Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress (RSC), in West Bengal, which later merged in INC (Indian National Congress).
  • He has been writing a diary for 40 years about his life which will be published posthumously.
  • In President Election, Mukherjee received 713,763 votes, while Sangma had 315,987 and he became the first Bengali to hold this prestigious post.
  • Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in by chief Justice of India as 13th President of India on 25 July 2012.                     Pranab Mukherjee taking oath as 13th President of India
  • Former Communist leader Somnath Chatterjee termed Mukherjee as one of “the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India” and said “the country has got the most able man for the top job”.
  • Having been President, he rejected the seven mercy petitions incorporating that of Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab.