25 Unknown Facts About Pranab Mukherjee

The only politician who presented the budget 5 times, became President and also got Bharat Ratna

 

Fact#1. Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of the country. He was born on December 11, 1935, in a village in Birbhum district of West Bengal.Fact#2. He also worked as a journalist with a local Bengali newspaper called Desar Dak.

Fact#2. He was an Additional Division Clerk in the Post and Telegraph Office of Calcutta. Later became Assistant Professor of Political Science. Before entering politics, she also did journalism for a Bengali magazine named ‘Desher Dak’ (call of the motherland).

Fact#3. Pranab Mukherjee was brought into politics by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1969, he advised Mukherjee to become a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Fact#4. The former president was known as a dutiful politician, according to his daughter Sharmishtha, he worked for 18 hours in his hometown of Mirti during Durga Puja, and Shahd rarely took leave.

Fact#5. Mukherjee is also called India’s most versatile politician. He was the only minister handling the four major ministries, defense, commerce, foreign, and finance.

Fact#6. In 1984, Mukherjee was named the best finance minister in the world by Euromoney magazine. He was the only finance minister to present seven budgets.

Fact#7. After the death of Indira Gandhi, Mukherjee left the Congress and formed his own political party, the National Socialist Party.

Fact#8. He was known for keeping a diary for the last 40 years. Now according to his wish, his writing will be published posthumously.

Fact#9. He served as Finance Minister in both pre-liberalization and liberalization times.
10. After his appointment as the 13th President of India, Mukherjee dismissed seven mercy petitions including Afzal Guru and Kasab.

Fact#11. Pranab Mukherjee, while President, taught school children about the political history of India on the occasion of 5 September Teacher’s Day, Mukherjee also taught secondary students of a government school in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Fact#12. Upper Division Clerk in the Post and Telegraph Office of Calcutta. Later became Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Fact#13. In 1973 he joined the cabinet as Union Deputy Minister of Industrial Development Department.

Fact#14. The former president was known as a dutiful politician, according to his daughter Sharmistha, he worked for 18 hours in his hometown of Mirti during Durga Puja, and rarely took leave.

Fact#15. Manmohan Singh became the Governor of the Reserve Bank as his Finance Minister. Later during Pranab da Manmohan Singh’s tenure, he was a minister in his cabinet.

Fact#16. After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, she was almost on the verge of becoming PM, but then Rajiv Gandhi got the reins of the country.

Fact#17. In 2018, Pranab Mukherjee went to Nagpur to attend the RSS program ‘Sangh Shiksha Varg-III’ as the chief guest. Congress leaders were surprised to know this, but no one had said anything about it openly.

Fact#18. Pranab Mukherjee was also known as the troublemaker of the Congress party. In 2012, he was very close to becoming the Prime Minister of India.

Fact#19. Pranab Mukherjee was the only politician who was a Congressman but he was awarded India’s highest honor Bharat Ratna during the BJP regime.

Fact#20. The most important thing is that he was a Congress leader who was the Finance Minister became the President of the country, and was awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Fact#21. Few people know that besides being a politician, Pranab Mukherjee was also a professor. He taught political science in 1963 at Vidyanagar College, South 24 Parganas in West Bengal.

Fact#22. He has also worked as a journalist in the local Bengali newspaper Deshar Dak.

Fact#23. According to a survey, in 1984, Pranab Mukherjee was one of the five best finance ministers in the world.

Fact#24. He was elected to many cabinet posts from 1982 to 1984 and became the Finance Minister of India in 1984.

Fact#25.Before entering politics, she also did journalism for a Bengali magazine named ‘Desher Dak’ (call of the motherland).


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