Personal life and education
Draupadi Murmu was born in 1958 in a tribal family in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. He was educated at Unit II High School and graduated in Arts from Rama Devi College. Both the institutes are in Bhubaneswar. According to several reports, Murmu lost her husband Shyam Charan Murmu, who was a banker by profession, in 2014. He also lost his two sons within two years, while his daughter Itishree Murmu works at UCO Bank in Odisha and is married to Rugby. Player Ganesh Hembram.
Before joining politics, Murmu worked as an elementary school teacher and soon became a junior assistant in the National Department of Irrigation and Energy from 1979 to 1983. Later, he worked as a teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Center in Rairangpur till 1997.
Murmu was elected as a BJP councilor for Rairangpur Notified Area Council in 1997 and his political journey began since then. She later became an MP for the same constituency, before being sworn in as the Governor of Jharkhand on May 18, 2015, a position she held till 2021. Murmu was also the first woman governor of Jharkhand and the first tribal woman. Tribal leader to become governor of any state.
Murmu also held various cabinet portfolios in the Government of Odisha between 2000 and 2004 under the BJP and Biju Janata Dal coalition government. He served as Minister of State for Trade and Transport and Minister of Fisheries and Animal Resource Development. In 2007, Murmu was awarded the Neelkanth MP of the Year Award by the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
In June 2022, the BJP nominated Murmu as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the post of President of India. Murmu will assume office on July 25, 2022, after securing a majority in the elections. At 64, Murmur will be the youngest President of India and also the first Indian President to be born after independence. She is also India’s first tribal president and only the second woman president after Pratibha Patil, who held the coveted position from July 25, 2007 to July 2012.