Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India is a popular figure in India. Before assuming the highest office of the country, he worked as the Finance Minister of India during UPA Government.
In this article, we have compiled a list of lesser known, unknown, and interesting facts about Pranab Mukherjee. So, let’s see!
10 Interesting, Basic and Important Facts About Pranab Mukherjee
The height of our beloved President is 5 feet and 1 inch tall.
2. Worked As Teacher
It is one of the little known facts about Pranab Mukherjee. He also worked as a teacher/lecturer/professor in college in his career.
3. Parliamentary Career Started in 1969
It is one of the basic facts about Pranab Mukherjee that he started his parliamentary career in 1969. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from the Congress Party.
4. Best Finance Minister of the World
Euromoney magazine, a popular finance related magazine rated him as the best Finance Minister of the World. The survey was conducted in 1984 by the magazine.
5. Presented Many Finance Budgets / Annual Budgets
It is one of the lesser known facts about Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India. He has presented about 7 budgets till date.
6. Don’t Know Hindi Language
Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India doesn’t know Hindi language, the widely spoken language in India. In past, he said that, Hindi is the main reason why he cannot become the Prime Minister of India.
7. Favourite Food / Dish
Did you know? Fish curry with rice is his favourite food dish. He loves to eat often.
8. Loves to Work
He is one of the most hard working persons in India. He is widely known to work on an average 18 hours a day. He often works well into the night to achieve his goal.
9. First Elected in 2004
Before 2004, he was not elected in any public elections. In Lok Sabha Elections 2004, he was elected for the first time from Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal. It is one of the lesser known facts about Pranab Mukherjee.
10. Loves to Walk in the Morning
In an interview, he told that he loves to go for morning walk. Adding that, “I take 40 rounds of my lawn measuring 90 metres, which, I am told, makes about three-and-a-half kilometers.” It is one of the interesting facts about Pranab Mukherjee.
Article Title: 10 Interesting, Basic and Important Facts About Pranab Mukherjee
Article first published on March 3, 2017.