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Who Is Draupadi Murmu? Everything About The First Female Indian President- The 15th President of India is Draupadi Murmu. She ran for the highest constitutional office against Yashwant Sinha, who was the unified opposition’s choice.


Tribal leader Draupadi Murmu hails from Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Draupadi Murmu is a soft-spoken politician who entered Odisha politics via pure effort.


Who Is Draupadi Murmu? Everything About The First Female Indian President

Following her victory in the presidential election of 2022, Draupadi Murmu became the second woman and first indigenous person to hold the highest office.



Info On Draupadi Murmu’s Biography

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)


Meet Draupadi Murmu Husband Explored

In a Santali tribal family, she was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Under the Panchayati Raj Systems, her father and grandfather also served as local chiefs.

She wed banker Shyam Charan Murmu, who passed away in 2014. The couple had a daughter named Itishri Murmu as well as two sons who both lost away.


Career: Learn About Draupadi Murmu Her Career Before Politics

She began her career as a teacher before transitioning into state politics. Murmu held positions as a Junior Assistant in the Government of Odisha’s Irrigation Department and as an Assistant Professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur.


Political Career: Draupadi Murmu Explored

In 1997, she became a member of the BJP and was chosen to serve as a councilor for the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She was the National Vice-President of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha and the Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 2000.

She held the following roles during the BJP and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha.


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: Governor of Jharkhand

On May 18, 2015, she 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 she 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.

Draupadi Murmu: NDA’s Presidential Candidate 2022 Explored

She was chosen by the BJP as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for president of India in the 2022 election in June 2022. As part of the Presidential Campaign 2022, she traveled to different states to solicit support for her candidacy from BJP parliamentarians and members of other opposition parties.

BJD of Odisha, JMM Party of Jharkhand, Shiv Sena of Maharashtra, BSP of Uttar Pradesh, JDS of Karnataka, and many more well-known opposition parties showed their support for her when she visited the NE states.


Awards & Honours: Info On Draupadi Murmu Awards Revealed

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

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