During, seventies when India’s political structure was on the rise, there was a person with dignified character already had begun his journey to become the most successful and renowned political leader. Pranab Mukherjee the current President of India has a worthy political life that has set an example for our young India who have opted to become like him. He has become the ideal person of many young people of India.
Pranab Mukherjee is a Bengali Brahmin man who born in Mirati of Birbhum district, which is a part of the West Bengal province. His father, Lt. Shri Kamda Kinkar Mukherjee was an active member in the Indian independence movement and later he became the representative of the INC in Bengal Legislative Assembly between the tenure which last long for 12 years from 1952 to 1964 and also the member of AICC. The hardship quality and the true patriotism that we see inside Pranab Mukherjee is only the reflection of his father who had played a significant role in the independence of India.
Pranab Mukherjee is a well-educated person who is a holder of graduate and post-graduate degree, including an MA in History and Political Science with L.LB from University of Calcutta (Kolkata). He also worked as Upper-division clerk under the office of Deputy Accountant General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta. He even worked as an Assistant professor teaching political science at the Vidyasagar College (Kolkata).
Apart, from this some other interesting facts about our Mr. President are listed below:
Man of many faces
He is the only Indians politician to hold the office of three major ministerial heads that are the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of External Affairs. His knowledge, dilemma and values to be liberal have made him one of the successful politicians to remark his footstep in the Indian political scenario. However, the work done by him in the mention fields is also quite to appreciate and to be proud of.
Man of dignified character
Pranab Mukherjee literally had known for the work and the service that he devoted to the nation betterment. He was the only Finance Minister to conduct successful 7 General Budget in his succession. During, his tenure only India was able to pay off the last installment of IMF (International Monetary fund) which was due from the internal emergency period i.e. 1975-77. His impacts on defense is also quite worth to notice as because he signed some of the major allied forces to improve the Indian army with the collaboration of US government for 10-year under the Indo-US Defense Framework deal. Regardless, of this increasing relation with US, Mukherjee also ensured that the USSR (Russia) will be the top most defense partner.
Due to his liberal values and ethics to maintain a harmonious relationship with alien countries has made India to keep it views regarding the terrorism at the UN summit and it also gave the birth to the Indo-US relations.
Loyal and honest towards the party
Pranab Mukherjee is very loyal and honest towards the party people, which basically led him to become the favorite party leader for Indira Gandhi, she was impressed by Pranab and offer him to become the member of Rajya Sabha in the 1969. Pranab in very quick recession became the most desirable candidates of the INC, but after the assassination of Indira Gandhi the throne, which supposed to be succeeded by Pranab Mukhewrjee, it was succeeded by Indira son Rajiv Gandhi which led Pranab Mukherjee to establish a separate party in the state of West Bengal namely Rashtriya Samajwadi Party (RSP). But, later on the RSP and INC emerged together after reaching a compromising solution with Rajiv Gandhi.
Ability to face challenges
When, UPA was on the verge of complete wash-off Pranab came with some impeccable solution which not only save the party but also again gain the trustworthiness of Indian people. During, his tenure of finance minister, he came with various schemes and strategies to improve the country GDP along with the economy of the country. Among them the most important schemes were: Fringe Benefits Tax, Commodities Transaction Tax, Goods and Service Tax, Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. And, he also forms, some of the banks in order to release pressure of other existing financial institutions.
Man of words
Pranab Mukherjee is a man of words who never let down anyone. This character is hardly emphasis when he signed the US-Indo Civil Nuclear Agreement and Nuclear Supplier Group, which not only make the country strong, but also saved the UPA government during the No-Confidence motion which was passed in the year of 2008.
Pranab Mukherjee became the people’s choice when he won the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal 2004. This was a huge turnover for him as because before this he never won a Lok Sabha election. However, after this he profoundly became popular and started being called as a “rootless wanderer” by some of his party colleagues.
Religious and ritualistic people
The people often forget his/her land after becoming a big billionaire or a millionaire, but this is not true for our Mr. President. Pranab Mukherjee during the four religious days of the Bengali’s most important festival Durga Puja, he used to visit his homeland Mirati to just celebrate it. Being belong a Brahman and ritualistic person he can recite the Sanskrit slokas and the “Chandi path” by heart.
Dynamic in Character
Pranab Mukherjee is also dynamic in character. This character is highly reflected when he resumed the office of President the first job that he did is that he rejected the seven mercy petition among them the most important was the Afzal Guru and AjmalKasab. He didn’t think twice about came and made the judgment that was pending for years.
Book lover and writer
Mr. President is also a book lover who used to read books for a long time and also he is a writer who has written many books, including them the most famous was “The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years”. The writing habit is actually aroused when he used to work as a journalist in the local Bengali newspaper namely “Desher Dak”.