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Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee

About Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee is the current and 13th President of India.

He (Born: December 11, 1935 at Mirati village, Kirnahar town, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India) was a former Indian Finance Minister. He is a teacher, journalist and an author. He presented the Indian Union Budget 2010-2011 on February 26, 2010 in the Parliament.

Professional Biography

Pranab Mukherjee was a member of the high-level Government panel to review defence personnel pay hike.

As Minister

He served as Deputy Minister for Industrial Development (February 1973 - January 1974), Deputy Minister for Shipping and Transport (January 1974 - October 1974), Minister of State for Finance (October 1974 - December 1975) and Minister of Revenue and Banking (Independent Charge) (December 1975 - March 1977), Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Steel & Mines (January, 1980 to January, 1982), Cabinet Minister of Finance from (January, 1982 to December, 1984) with additional charge of Ministry of Commerce and Supply (September to December 31, 1984), Depurty Chairman, Planning Commission (June 1991 to May, 1996), Cabinet Minister of Commerce (January 1993 to February, 1995), Cabinet Minister of External Affairs (February, 1995 to May, 1996) and Cabinet Minister of Defence (May 22, 2004). He also served as the Indian External Affairs Minister and later has held the additional charge of Union Finance Minister when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was ill.

As External Affairs Minister

In September 07, he met Palentinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of 62nd UN General Assembly in New York.

As Finance Minister

For information, read Pranab Mukherjee as Indian Finance Minister.

Speculation of Presidential Candidate

Pranab Mukherjee's name made rounds in 2012 for the post of President of India. In May 2012, he denied that the rumors of choosing him as President is pure speculation. He also denied knowledge about reports of his name being proposed in the ensuing presidential polls.

Other Professional Information

Pranab Mukherjee Quotes

  • "A nuclear deal with the US will be bound by international conventions on bilateral treaties", speaking at a seminar on September 26, 2008. He said the deal with US does not infringe on its sovereignty.
  • "International community must adopt zero tolerance towards acts of terrorism", condemning Islamabad blast
  • "Political parties should not take dogmatic approach in protecting farmers", blaming WB Chief Minister responsible for the Singur impasse
  • "Despite global economic recession, India is going to emerge as a major economic player", reacting on the US financial meltdown

Personal Biography

Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi Mukherjee are his parents. He is married to Suvra Mukherjee on July 13, 1957. He has two sons and a daughter.

Abhijit Mukherjee is the son of Pranab Mukherjee.

Pranab Mukherjee in recent news

Pranab Mukherjee in News

India: A Large Agrarian Economy with Largest Number Coping with Hunger
Business Wire IndiaJindal School of Government and Public Policy and the Open Society Foundations organized a Joint conference on “Reimagining & Reinvigorating Rural India”. The daylong conference was aimed at understanding the current state and challenges of rural governance in India, highlighting innovations and policy approaches from vantage points

The ""Sonipat Declaration"" on World-Class Universities in BRICS and Emerging Economies
Business Wire IndiaThe Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit on the theme: “Why Emerging Economies need World Class Universities” held during 2-4 December 2015 was organised by the Times Higher Education (THE), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU),  Sonipat and the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd)

Raise Government Funding for Higher Education Institutes to 6 percent - NAAC Chairman Speaks at ""THE BRICS Summit"" Hosted by Jindal University
Business Wire India  “THE BRICS Emerging Economies Universities Summit” held in India for the first time concludes successfully. Summit hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University witnessed, 9 panel discussions, more than 40 speakers and over 300 delegates

""The BRICS Emerging Economies Universities Summit 2015"" Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Business Wire India Rashtrapati Bhawan Reception  kicked -off key three-day event organized by O.P

Book Launch of ""The President of India and The Governance of Higher Education Institutions""
Business Wire IndiaThe International Institute for Higher Education and Capacity Building (IIHEd), O.P. Jindal Global University recently launched a book written by its faculty members led by its Founding Vice Chancellor Professor C Raj Kumar titled, “The President of India and the Governance of Higher Education Institutions” in the presence of an august gathering in Delhi

India to Host ""TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit"" for the First Time
Business Wire IndiaKey Highlights: President of India to Address the Delegates of the Global Academic Summit Times Higher Education to Partner with the O.P. Jindal Global University    Times Higher Education (THE) in partnership with the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd), O. P

Conference on International Arbitration Calls for Strong Arbitration System to Bring in FDI to India
Business Wire IndiaKey Highlights “Time for India to join the International High Table on Arbitration” - H.R. Bhardwaj, Chairman-ICADR” “It is a threat not only for India but a treat to sovereignty itself” – Justice Sikri on White Industries Award

M3M India Accelerates Land Acquisition from Sahara Group with an Advance Fund of Rs 300 crore
Business Wire IndiaM3M India, a leading ultra-luxury real estate developer has made the unprecedented move of paying a whopping Rs 300 crore in advance to Sahara Group in order to close the deal of Rs 1221 crore on a premium land parcel in Gurgaon. The move shows the real estate giant’s earnest desire to develop the land into a Smart City within a short span of time

Harda trains accident claims 28 lives
Janata Express and Kamayani Express derailed

Andhra Pradesh News on July 5 , 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on July 5, 2015

Andhra Pradesh News on June 29, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on June 29, 2015

Jagan meets President, complains on Chandrababu Naidu
Telangana Chief Minister reportedly given clearance for issuance of notices

FDI World Dental Federation Launches a First of its Kind ‘Data Hub for Global Oral Health’ at the Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi
FDI World Dental Federation, the leading international organization representing the dental profession, today launched its ‘Data Hub for global oral health’, a first of its kind online data-base for oral health and related information

Mantri Developers Comes up with an Attractive Investment Opportunity in Bangalore – Mantri Alpyne
In this supremely dynamic and competitive sphere of property development, one name has consistently been a trail blazer, setting trends for others to follow, the innovation-led Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd

The Future of Healthcare: A Collective Vision

H.E. President Pranab Mukherjee Receives Biography of Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy
President Pranab Mukherjee was presented a copy of the biography on Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy at Rastrapati Nilayam today. The 600-page biography, “Healer: Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy and the Transformation of India,” is authored by Pranay Gupte, veteran international journalist, biographer and historian and published by Penguin, the world’s largest publisher

NDTV Turns 25
A pioneer in India’s news television, NDTV today is the most respected news network in the country. From the days of 'The World This Week' during the tumultuous global decade of the 80s, to the current run up to the 2014 General Elections - NDTV has always been in the forefront of every single news revolution over the last 25 years

LPU’s 3rd Convocation was an Historic Moment as Two Presidents of Asia’s Great Nations Graced the Occasion
-- President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest of the event, and President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai was conferred on LPU’s first Honorary Doctorate degree -- President Pranab Mukherjee started his speech by applauding the role of LPU in redefining education and becoming the change agent in the society -- President of Afghanistan, Mr

Stage set for the exit of Dharmana and Sabitha
Kiran Kumar Reddy summons 'tainted' ministers

Panasonic India Becomes the Proud Winner of National Conservation Energy Awards 2012
Panasonic India won the National Conservation Energy Award (NECA 2012) for its non inverter 5 Star Air Conditioners at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th December 2012. Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee along with Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hon'ble Minister of State for Power presented the award to Mr. Manish Sharma, MD- Consumer Product Division, Panasonic India

MSPL Bags the President of India’s National Safety Award (Mines) for the 2nd Time
MSPL Limited, one of India’s largest iron ore mining companies, has bagged the prestigious President’s National Safety Award (Mines) by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, for the second time for having achieved ‘the longest accident-free period’ at Vyasanakere Iron Ore Mine, near Hospet, Karnataka

President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries extend Onam greetings
Dignitaries extend Onam greetings

PA Sangma to launch National People's Party
National People's party likely to attract leaders from NCP

XRBIA, 1st Real Estate Player to Engage Huge Audience through Social Media
With a one of its kind marketing campaign Xrbia Developers Pvt.Ltd., decided to mark their entry on the social media frontier. This social media campaign was an extension of their existing advertising campaign which promoted XRBIA as a unique & idyllic country, with its own communities, culture & occupations, Studio High suggested them to choose the President of Xrbia

Sangma moves Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as President
Sangma challenges Pranab Mukherjee's elections as President of India

Home Minister Shinde given Z-plus security
Shinde given Z-plus security cover

President condoles demise of Vilasrao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away Tuesday

President's Address to the nation on the eve of India’s 66th Independence Day
President's address to the nation

President of India greets Pakistan on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan
Pranab greets Pakistan on the occasion of their Independence Day

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh passes away
Prime Minister and President expresses grief

PA Sangma likely to move to Supreme Court against presidential election
Sangma likely to move to Supreme Court next week asking presidential election to be declared null

Sushil Kumar Shinde nominated leader of house in Lok Sabha
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde made leader of House in Lok Sabha

President, Vice-President and PM extends Raksha Bandhan greetings
President, Vice President and Prime Minister extend greetings on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Manmohan Singh makes a reshuffle to his cabinet
Chidambaram is the new Finance Minister, Veerappa Moily takes additional charge as power minister and Sushil Kumar Shinde becomes the new Home Minister

Manmohan Singh calls on President Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh drives to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab on a courtesy call

Rahul Gandhi gains support from 10 more Congress MPs
10 Congress MPs write to Sonia Gandhi urging to make Rahul Gandhi the leader of Lok Sabha

Direct Tax Code likely to get delayed
Chidambaram says fresh look to DTC is needed

Andhra Pradesh News on August 17, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on August 17, 2012

Gagan Narang wins Bronze in Air Rifle event
First medal for India in the 2012 London Olympics

Annual food inflation eases to lowest in six years
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that annual food inflation eased for a ninth straight week to its lowest in nearly six years in mid-December on improved supplies.

Government of India in damage control mode, talks to allies
With West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's amendments gradually garnering support from other regional parties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra to find a way out.

Narayanasamy says whip issued to all Congress MPs
Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy on Thursday said a whip has been issued to all Congress Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present in the house today during voting and debate on the Lokpal Bill.

Sonia says real face of BJP has come to the fore
Criticising the main opposition for not voting in favour of making Lokpal a Constitutional body, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that the real face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come to the fore.

Khurshid happy with Lokpal Bill, disappointed as it failed to get Constitutional status
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has expressed disappointment over the Constitution Amendment Bill on Lokpal failed in the Lok Sabha.

Yashwant Sinha demands PM's resignation over passage of Lokpal Bill
Soon after the Lok Sabha passed the much-anticipated Lokpal Bill to create an anti-corruption body, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should immediately resign from his post and leave office as the manner in which the Bill was passed was incorrect.

Lok Sabha creates history, passes Lokpal Bill
The much-awaited Lokpal Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday evening after certain amendments.

Pranab Mukherjee pleads for a Lokpal Bill, reflecting views in Parliament
Asserting that the government is not insensitive to the needs of the Members of Parliament and of the outside forces, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the legislation on the Lokpal Bill must be done on the floor of the House.

Govt. introduces Money Laundering Bill in Lok Sabha
In an endeavour to bring prevention of money laundering legislation on par with global norms, the government today introduced a Bill to allow confiscation of proceeds of crime even during the trial.

Concrete amendments are in progress to further strengthen Lokpal Bill: Yechury
Asserting that the Lokpal Bill would be framed by Parliament and not by any other entity, Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury on Monday assured the implementation of an effective anti-graft bill.

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