25 Unknown Facts About Pranab Mukherjee
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee is no longer with us. His son Abhijit Mukherjee gave this information by tweeting. Pranab Mukherjee was such a personality in the politics of the country who was considered universal in all parties other than the party line. Do you think you know everything there is to know about dogs? Think again! Check out these 25 interesting facts about Pranab Mukherjee you may have never heard.
Fact#1. Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of the country. He was born on December 11, 1935, in a village in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.
Fact#2. He was an Additional Division Clerk in Calcutta’s Post and Telegraph Office. Later became an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Before entering politics, he 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, and 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, Euromoney magazine named Mukherjee the best finance minister in the world. He was the only finance minister to present seven budgets.
Fact#7. After the death of Indira Gandhi, Mukherjee left Congress and formed his 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.
Fact#10. He was appointed 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 September 5, Teacher’s Day. Mukherjee also taught secondary students at a government school in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Fact#12. Upper Division Clerk in the Post and Telegraph Office of Calcutta. Later became an Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Fact#13. In 1973 he joined the cabinet as Union Deputy Minister of the 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, he was almost on the verge of becoming PM, but then Rajiv Gandhi got the country’s reins.
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 openly said anything about it.
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, he also did journalism for a Bengali magazine named ‘Desher Dak’ (call of the motherland).
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