10 Unknown facts about former President Pranab Mukherjee

10 Interesting and lesser known facts about former President Pranab Mukherjee 

Pranab Mukherjee who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017 was born at Mirati, Bengal (now in West Bengal) in December 11, 1935. His father Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee was a freedom fighter. In his early days he worked in a local daily Bengali news paper Desher Dak. 

Today the whole nation mourns the demise of Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India. Havingheld several ministerial portfolios with the government of India throuhout his illustrious career, Mr Pranab Mukherjee was conferred with the India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, for his significant contributions to his country on a trajectory of growth. 

In this article "World_Polity" tried to provide you ten things you need to know about former President Pranab Mukherjee. So those 10 less known facts about former President Pranab Mukherjee are given below :

* His political carrier was formally started in the year 1969 by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. For Mrs. Gandhi he become the member at the Rajya Sabha. But after the death of Indira Gandhi, Mr Mukherjee formed his own political party named Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress. But his party was merged with Congress in the year 1989.

* In India Pranab Mukherjee was the only minister who holds four different ministries :

1. Defence

2. Commerce

3. Finance &

4. External Affairs

* In the year 1984, by Euromoney magazine, Pranab Mukherjee was voted as the Best Finance Minister in the world. He was the only Finance Minister in India who have presented Seven Budgets.

* In his term as President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has rejected seven mercy petitions including Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab.

* Mr Pranab Mukherjee during his political carrier has served as a member of both Lok Sabha for two times and Rajya Sabha for five times.

* On August 8, 2019, Mukherjee was awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by President Ram Nath Kovind. This is not at all already in the year 2011 he was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Best Administrator in India’ award.

* Mukherjee who served as the 13th President of India, contested the presidential elections against P.A Sangma in July 2012, in which he won around 70 percent of the electoral college vote to become the President of India.

* Most of us donot know about that Mr Mukherjee was highly inspired by Chinese politician, Deng Xiaoping.

* In the year 1995, he was appointed as the External Affairs Minister of India. For his active leadetship India become the Full Dialogue Partner of ASEAN which was the part of Look East foreign policy initiated by Narasimha Rao.

* During his tenure as the Finance Minister of India in 2009, Mr Mukherjee implemented the Goods and Services Tax. In 2010,by Emerging Markets a daily newspaper awarded him as the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia. 

Pranab Mukherjee the 13th President of India was felicitated by these Awards -- 

1. Bharat Ratna (2019)
2. Padma Vibhushan (2008)
3. Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona (Liberation War Award, 2013)

The Port-folios of Pranab Mukherjee --

1. Leader of the Rajya Sabha (1980-84)
2. Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission (1991-96)
3. Leader of the Lok Sabha (2004-12)
4. Minister of External Affairs (2006-09)
5. Minister of Defence (2004-06)
6. Minister of Finance (2009-12) 

On July 5, 2013, the honorable President of India Pranab Mukherjee signed a food plan in law which was specially proposed to help feed two-third of the country's population. The implementation of the plan would provide subsidized food every month to nearly 800 million poor people of the country. The bill proposes to provide 

One kilo of rice -- three rupees, 

One kio of wheat -- two rupees 

One kilo of millet -- one rupee

The measure will apply to 75% of Indians living in rural areas and 50% of the urban areas.  

Pranab Mukharjees life was a hope for millions of poor people. He knew the problem faced by weaker sections and tried to uplift India's poverty ridden and unemployed people to a better situation through economic reforms and liberalised policies. condolences. Today on August 31, 2020, India lost a great leader. Your service and leadership will be remembered. 

Well these are the amazing facts about former President Pranab Mukherjee. 

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