Pranab Mukherjee in the Face of President of India
Pranab Mukherjee is one of the senior leaders in India. He is 76 years old and currently serving as the finance minister of India. However he has been resigned from the post of Finance minister as he is going to fill the nomination paper of president election. He is one of the contestants for the president of India. He is the UPA nominee in the 2012 presidential elections.
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Popularly known as Dada, Pranab is from the West Bengal state of India. He is famous as Pranab Da in his team. He did his post graduation in History and Political Science. He also holds a LLB degree from the University of Kolkata. In his early professional career, he worked as an upper divisional clerk. After that he joined a college as a professor and later a journalist.
He started his career from student politics. He was the leader and member of various students associations. He first joined the parliament in the Upper House and then he was re-elected in 1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999. His first cabinet rank was Union Deputy Minister, Industrial Development.
He became the Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission of India in the year 1991. After that he joined various cabinet ministry level designation including Minister of Defence, Minister of External Affairs, Finance Minister and numbers of others ministry.
Pranab Mukherjee is one of the senior ministers of Congress party. He worked with several renowned Indian ministers including Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Narasimha Rao and many more.
Here is a list of some of the designation he holds in his career.
Finance Minister of India from 1982 to 1984
Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission 24 June 1991 – 15 May 1996
Minister of Defence 22 May 2004 – 26 October 2006
Foreign Minister October 2006
Minister of External Affairs 24 October 2006 – 23 May 2009
Finance Minister of India 24 January 2009 – 26 June 2012
Best Administrator in India Award in the year 2011 by K. Karunakaran Foundation.
Padma Vibhushan in the year 2008 by President of India.
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in the year 1997 by Indian Parliamentary Group.
He has been submitted his President Nomination form today on 28 June 2012. During the nomination, he was surrounded with several cabinet minister including PM and UPA President.