Draupadi Murmu Biography: Family, Daughter, Husband, Education, Prior Positions, and Other Information

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Draupadi MurmuOn July 25, 2022,Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office as India’s fifteenth president. She ran against Yashwant Sinha, the candidate for the top constitutional position put up by the unified opposition. Tribal leader Draupadi Murmu hails from Rairangpur in the Odisha province of Mayurbhanj. A leader with a quiet voice, Draupadi Murmu entered Odisha politics via pure effort. After winning the presidential election in 2022, Draupadi Murmu became the second woman and first indigenous person to hold the highest office.

Learn more about Draupadi Murmu’s family, daughter, religion, education, family, and past positions by reading her biography.

A Biography of Draupadi Murmu:

Name Draupadi Murmu
Born June 20, 1958
Birth Place Uparbeda, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Age 64 years
Parents Biranchi Narayan Tudu
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Office President of India
Education Ramadevi Women’s University
Previous Offices Governor of Jharkhand, Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal, Minister of State for Commerce and Transport, Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly
Children Itishri Murmu
Spouse Shyam Charan Murmu (passed away in 2014)

Draupadi Murmu Family, Education, Personal Life, and Husband

Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, to Biranchi Narayan Tudu and a Santali tribal family in the Uparbeda village of the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Under the Panchayati Raj Systems, her father and grandfather both served as village elders.

Banker Shyam Charan Murmu, whom Draupadi Murmu wed, passed away in 2014. The couple had a daughter named Itishri Murmu and two sons, both of whom died.

Draupadi Murmu

Political Career of Draupadi Murmu

In 1997, Draupadi Murmu joined the BJP and won a position as a councillor for the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She was the National Vice-President of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha in 2000, and she also assumed the position of Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat.

Draupadi Murmu held the following roles under the Odisha coalition government led by the BJP and Biju Janata Dal.

Positions held Tenure
Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Transportation March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2000
Minister of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004
Former Odisha Minister 2000
MLA from Rairangpur Assembly Constituency 2004

Draupadi Murmu as a Governor of Jharkhand

On May 18, 2015, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office to become the first female governor of Jharkhand. She was selected as the Indian State’s first female governor and is a tribal leader from Odisha.

When Draupadi Murmu was the governor of Jharkhand in 2017, she declined to sign a measure that sought to change the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act of 1908 and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act of 1949.

The legislation aimed to preserve the land’s ownership while simultaneously granting the Tribes the freedom to exploit it for commercial purposes.

As India’s fifteenth president, Draupadi Murmu takes the oath of office.

On July 25, 2022, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office as India’s fifteenth president. In the Central Hall of Parliament, the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, administered her oath. Ram Nath Kovind, the outgoing president of India, and Draupadi Murmu entered the Parliament in a formal parade just before the swearing-in began.

The Indian President, Draupadi Murmu, thanked the MPs and MLAs in her speech for choosing her to serve as the country’s first tribal leader. In her first speech as head of state of the greatest democracy in the world, she said: “I was the nation’s first President to be born in Independent India. To live up to the expectations our freedom fighters had for the people of Independent India, we shall need to accelerate our efforts.”

Draupadi Murmu Honors & Awards:

In 2007, the Odisha Legislative Assembly gave Draupadi Murmu the Nilkantha Award for being the finest MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly).

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