Draupadi Murmu, the new 15th President of India, fought the election against Yashwant Sinha and won. She is the scheduled tribe leader from the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Draupadi Murmu is a down-to-earth and humble, soft-spoken woman who made her way to politics through her nature of humbleness and hard work.
Draupadi Murmu’s Hard Life
Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in thevillage of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha named Uparbeda. She is the daughter of Biranchi Narayan and Tudu. She is a 64-year woman. She studied at the Ramadevi Women’s University of Odisha and worked in many high ministry posts.
Before working as a political worker, she taught as an Assistant professor in a government university, the name of the university was Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute of Rairangpur. Also, She was a junior assistant in the irrigation department of the Government of Odisha. From starting, she has been a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. She was a Governor of Jharkhand, a Member of the Legislative Assembly and many more.
|Date of Birth||June 20 in the year 1958|
|Birthplace||Uparbeda village , Mayurbhanj , Odisha|
|Education||Ramadevi Women’s University|
|New post||President of India|
|Previous post||Fisheries and Animal Minister, Governor of Jharkhand, Commerce and Transport Minister|
|Political Party||Bhartiya Janta Party|
Draupadi Murmu Husband and Family
Draupadi Murmu has overcome many of her losses within much less time. She married Shyam Charan Murmu, a banker; later, he died due to cardiac arrest. From her marriage, she had three children– 2 sons and one daughter. Her two sons Laxman Murmu who was only 25 years old, died in 2009, and her second son also passed in a road accident just a few years back in 2012.
Draupadi Murmu also has a daughter named Itishree, who works at UCO bank. She married Ganesh Hembram, a rugby player, in 2015, and they both have a little daughter.
|Husband||Shyam Charan Murmu|
Draupadi Murmu Political Career
Her political career started in 1997 when she got elected as a counsellor of the district board in Rairangpur as a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party. From 2000 to 2004, she was a former Odisha former minster and served her duty to her post. In 2009 she became chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat, and later she became MLA from the same Rairangpur. Before serving as a Governor of Jharkhand, she had a position as an MLA and once in a coalition government in Odisha as a minister in the BJP.
|1997||Counsellor of the district board of Rairangpur|
|2000-2004||Former minister of Odisha|
|2009||Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat|
|2015||Governor of Jharkhand|
Draupadi Murmu Awards
In 2007, She also got an award and was honored with the Nilkantha prestigious award for the best MLA of the Odisha Legislative Assembly.