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Droupadi Murmu became the 15th president of India on July 25, 2022, when she was sworn in by the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court. She is the first person from the tribal community , and the second woman after Pratibha Patil , to hold the office of president . She is also the first president to have been born in independent India as well as the youngest person to occupy the post. Murmu previously served as the governor of Jharkhand state from 2015 to 2021 and as a member of the legislative assembly of Odisha state from 2000 to 2009.

Droupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda, a village in Odisha state, to a Santhali tribal family. Her parents named her Puti Tudu; a teacher later gave her the name Droupadi. Uparbeda, which is located in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, is one of India’s most remote and underdeveloped places, and the Santhal are one of the largest tribal communities in India.

Murmu experienced poverty as a child. She completed her primary education in the village school, and she subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rama Devi Women’s College in Bhubaneswar. She is the first woman from her village to complete a university education.

Murmu’s career began in 1979 at Odisha’s Irrigation and Power Department, where she was a junior assistant. While working there, she married Shyam Charan Murmu, whose surname she adopted, and they had a daughter (who died as a child). She left that job in 1983 to care for her growing family, which included three more children. From 1994 to 1997 she taught at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Centre in Rairangpur.

In 1997 Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and she was elected as councillor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat (town council). In 2000 she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Odisha from the Rairangpur constituency , and she served two terms, until 2009, representing the BJP. During this period, Murmu was minister for commerce and transport and then minister for fisheries and animal resources. She was awarded the Pandit Nilakantha Das Best Legislator Award in 2007 by Odisha’s Legislative Assembly. Murmu also served as the vice president, and later president, of the BJP’s Scheduled Tribe Morcha (“meeting” or “march”) in Odisha, and she was briefly BJP’s district president for the Mayurbhanj (West) unit.

Murmu did not fare so well in later elections, being defeated in the 2009 federal legislature (Lok Sabha) election for the Mayurbhanj constituency as well as the 2014 Odisha state legislature election for Rairangpur. She also experienced personal losses: one son died in 2009, another in 2013, and her husband in 2014.

In 2015 Murmu was appointed governor of Jharkhand state, becoming the first woman tribal governor of any tribal-majority state in India. In this role, she opposed the state BJP government’s proposed amendment to a 1908 law that would have given tribal people in the state the right to let the government make commercial use of tribal land, including leasing such land. The amendment was subsequently withdrawn.

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In June 2022 the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a political alliance led by the BJP, nominated Murmu for the presidency of India. India’s president is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the elected members of both houses of the federal parliament and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of India’s 28 states as well as the union territories of Delhi , Puducherry , and Jammu and Kashmir . Murmu defeated Yashwant Sinha , a candidate chosen by the parties in opposition to the NDA, winning 64 percent of all electoral votes. She took the oath of office on July 25, 2022, succeeding Ram Nath Kovind .

Murmu is known for her efforts to promote health care, economic development, and education among tribal communities as well as for her work in preserving tribal culture and heritage.

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Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu is an Indian politician who is known for being elected as the 15th President of India on 21 July 2022 after winning the 2022 Indian Presidential Election.

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Droupadi Murmu was born as Puti Tudu [1] Zee News on Friday, 20 June 1958 ( age 65 years; as of 2023 ) in Mayurbhanj, Odisha. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her hometown is Baldaposi village, Mayurbhanj, Odisha. She attended the K.B. HS Uparbeda School, Mayurbhanj. She pursued a bachelor of arts degree at Rama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 1979. [2] The Hindu

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Droupadi Murmu

Parents & Siblings

Droupadi’s father’s name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu, who was a farmer. Her father and grandfather were the headmen of the village. Her grandfather, also known as Pradhan, was a tax collector during the British era, and after his demise, her father took the same position. [3] Mojo Story – YouTube She has two brothers, Bhagat Tudu and Sarani Tudu.

Husband & Children

Droupadi was married to Shyam Charan Murmu, a bank officer who died in 2014. She had two sons, one of whose name was Laxman Murmu, who died in 2013. She lost her other son in 2009. In an interview, she said that when she lost her sons, she suffered from depression. She further added,

I have witnessed many ups and downs in life. I have lost my two sons and my husband. I was completely devastated. But God has given me the strength to continue to serve the people.”

Droupadi Murmu with her husband Shyam Charan Murmu

Droupadi Murmu with her husband Shyam Charan Murmu

A collage of Droupadi Murmu’s sons Lakshman and Sipun

A collage of Droupadi Murmu’s sons Lakshman and Sipun

She has one daughter, Itishri Murmu, who is a bank worker.

Droupadi Murmu with her daughter

Droupadi Murmu with her daughter

Droupadi follows Hinduism.

Droupadi belongs to the scheduled tribe.

She belongs to the Santhal tribe. [4] India Today

She resides in village Baldaposi, P.O.-Rairangpur, W.No.-2 District, Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

Droupadi Murmu's signature

Droupadi Murmu’s signature

From ‘Durpadi’ to ‘Dorpdi’

In an interview, Droupadi Murmu talked about her name, which has been changed several times. According to Droupadi Murmu, she was named ‘Durgi’ after her paternal grandmother. She was fondly called ‘Bati’ by her family members and sometimes referred to as ‘Puti’ as well. Her school teacher, however, didn’t like the name ‘Durgi’ and combined it with ‘Puti’ to create the name Droupadi, which is a popular character from the Indian epic Mahabharata. [5] Mojo Story – YouTube According to Murmu, during her school, and college years, her surname was “Tudu,” and after she got married to Shyam Charan Murmu, she started using the title “Murmu.” [6] Zee News

  • Droupadi began her political career in 1997 when she became the councillor of the Rairangpur district of Odisha. In the same year, she also served as the Vice- Chairperson of Rairangpur.
  • In 2004, she won the assembly elections from the Rairangpur constituency after which she was elected as the Minister of BJP. In 2000, she started working in the transport, commerce, fisheries and animal husbandry department and worked there till 2004.
  • In 2004, she again won the assembly elections and was elected as the MLA of BJP from the Rairangpur constituency.
  • In 2006, she was elected as the District President of BJP in Mayurbhanj and State President of BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha. She served the post from 2006 to 2009.

Constitutional Posts

In May 2015, she was elected as the ninth Governor of Jharkhand and served as the governor till 2021.

President of India

In 2022, the BJP selected her as a candidate for the 2022 Indian Presidential Elections. On 21 July 2022, she was elected as the 15th President of India, defeating Yashwant Sinha in the 2022 Indian Presidential Elections.

Droupadi Murmu taking oath as the 15th President of India on 15 July 2022

Droupadi Murmu taking oath as the 15th President of India on 15 July 2022

In 1979, she started working as a junior assistant at the irrigation department of Odisha and worked there till 1983. In 1994, Droupadi joined Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Centre, Rairangpur, as an assistant professor and worked there till 1997.

Awards/Honours

  • In 2007, she received the Nilkantha Award for best MLA from Odisha Legislative Assembly.

President Droupadi Murmu receiving the Suriname’s highest distinction, “Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star,” from Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi

President Droupadi Murmu receiving the Suriname’s highest distinction, “Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star,” from Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi

Assets/Properties

Movable assets.

  • Cash: Rs. 1,80,000
  • Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 5,05,000
  • LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 1,30,000
  • Jewellery: Rs. 2,60,000

Gross Total Value: Rs. 1,075,000 [7] My Neta

Droupadi’s net worth as of 2009 was Rs. 6,10,000. [8] My Neta

Facts/Trivia

  • Droupadi is also known as ‘Pradhan ki Beti’ (Pradhan’s daughter) in her village since her father was a Pradhan. [9] Mojo Story – YouTube
  • Her hobbies include reading and knitting.
  • In 1983, she left her government job to take care of her children.
  • She was the first governor of Jharkhand to serve a five-year term.
  • In 2016, she met Pratyusha Banerjee‘s parents in relation to the suicide case of their daughter.
  • In 2016, she said that after she died, her eyes would be donated to the Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital in Ranchi.

Brahmakumari Nirmala tyiing rakhi to Droupadi Murmu

Brahmakumari Nirmala tyiing rakhi to Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu reviewing academic and administrative functions on video conferencing

Droupadi Murmu reviewing academic and administrative functions on video conferencing

Millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and faced hardships, derive great strength from the life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her understanding of policy matters and compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country.”
I am surprised as well as delighted. As a tribal woman from remote Mayurbhanj district, I had not thought about becoming the candidate for the top post.”
  • In 2017, she was elected for the 2017 Indian Presidential Elections from Jharkhand, but she did not win the elections.
  • In 2022, she was provided Z category security after her selection for the Presidential elections. After the selection, a video of her sweeping the floor at Shiv temple in Rairangpur was shown on many new channels.
Her candidature is perfect, and she has always raised issues of the people. During her governorship, she often summoned the DGP or other senior officials whenever there were reports of atrocities on tribals or women.”

Droupadi Murmu's ancestral house

Droupadi Murmu’s ancestral house

Memorial of Droupadi Murmu's husband and sons

Memorial of Droupadi Murmu’s husband and sons

  • Some media houses spelled her as Draupadi Murmu. [10] Zee News
  • On 21 July 2022, she was elected as the 15th president of India after getting majority of votes in the 2022 Presidential election defeating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha with 676,803 electoral votes (64.03% of total) in 21 of the 28 states.
  • Droupadi Murmu received her new Voter ID card from the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi P. Krishnamurthy at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 28 November 2023.
President Droupadi Murmu received her Voter ID card from Shri P. Krishnamurthy, Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/yE2tTXhzq4 — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 28, 2023

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Draupadi Murmu Biography: The 15th President of India Draupadi Murmu is celebrating her 65th birth anniversary today.  Draupadi Murmu is a tribal leader from Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Draupadi Murmu is a soft-spoken leader who made her way into the politics of Odisha with her sheer hard work. After winning the Presidential elections in 2022, she has become the first tribal and the second woman to hold the highest office. She contested against Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition’s nominee for the top constitutional job.

ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ମୁଁ ସମସ୍ତ ଦେଶବାସୀଙ୍କୁ, ବିଶେଷ କରି ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ଭକ୍ତମାନଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଜଣାଉଛି। ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରୁଛି ଯେ ଭକ୍ତି ଓ ସମର୍ପଣର ଏ ମହାପର୍ବ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ସୁଖ, ଶାନ୍ତି ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଆଣିଦେଉ। ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ… pic.twitter.com/j0yIzDaBw7 — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 20, 2023
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Draupadi Murmu Biography

Draupadi Murmu Husband, Personal Life, Education, Family

Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santali tribal family to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Bother her father and grandfather were village heads under the Panchayati Raj Systems.

Draupadi Murmu Teaching Career

Draupadi murmu political career.

Draupadi Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1997 and was elected as the councillor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. In 2000, she became the Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat and also served as the National Vice-President of BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

Draupadi Murmu: Governor of Jharkhand

Draupadi Murmu took oath as the Governor of Jharkhand on May 18, 2015, and became the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first female tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as a Governor of the Indian State.

Draupadi Murmu as the Governor of Jharkhand in 2017 refused to give assent to a bill approved by the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly seeking amendments to the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act, 1908, and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act, 1949.

Draupadi Murmu: NDA’s Presidential Candidate 2022

In June 2022, Draupadi Murmu was nominated by BJPs as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the President of India for the 2022 election. She visited various states as part of the Presidential Campaign 2022 around the country seeking support for her candidature, from BJP lawmakers and other opposition parties.

Draupadi Murmu takes oath as the 15th President of India

Draupadi Murmu on July 25, 2022, took oath as the 15th President of India. Her oath was administered by the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana in the Central Hall of Parliament. The outgoing President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Draupadi Murmu arrived in the Parliament in a ceremonial procession shortly before the swearing-in commenced.

In her address, the President of India Draupadi Murmu thanked MPs and MLAs for electing her as the first tribal President of India. In her first address as the President of the world's largest democracy, she said, "I am the first President of the country who was born in Independent India. We will have to speed up our efforts to meet the expectations that our freedom fighters had with the citizens of Independent India."

Draupadi Murmu Awards & Honours

Draupadi Murmu, in 2007, received the Nilkantha Award for the best MLA ( Member of the Legislative Assembly) by Odisha Legislative Assembly. 

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  • Who was Draupadi Murmu's husband? + Draupadi Murmu was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. He was a banker was passed away in 2014.
  • What is the birthplace of Draupadi Murmu? + Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.
  • Which political party nominated Draupadi Murmu as its President Candidate for 2022 elections? + In June 2022, Draupadi Murmu was nominated by BJP as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the President of India for the 2022 election.
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Droupadi Murmu: A story of resilience, pain and hope

Murmu's journey from rural Rairangpur to the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rahul Devulapalli/Rairangpur & Dungarsahi

It was a routine morning for Tarani Tudu.

Indeed, his elder sister, Droupadi Murmu, had just been named the presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance. She would become the next resident of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, the Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad and The Retreat Building in Shimla. Within the Commonwealth she would be The Honourable Droupadi Murmu, and elsewhere abroad, Her Excellency.

But Tarani had pressing domestic matters at hand. He had bought a bag of vegetables from the market, and he had to steer clear of journalists camped in his hometown—Rairangpur in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district—to get it to the kitchen on time. He manoeuvred his gearless scooter through the group of guards outside his house, parked it in a corner, turned the engine off, and lugged the bag into the kitchen, where his wife was cooking lunch. “She cleans the house and washes the dishes. I get the groceries,” Tarani quipped.

A similar scene was playing out 20km away in Dungarsahi, a sparsely populated tribal hamlet on the edge of a thick forest. The road leading to Dungarsahi—scenic, but usually desolate—was witnessing unusual traffic. A dozen employees of the electricity department, complete with yellow hard hats, were hooking up a small mud-and-straw house to the grid.

The two-room house, resembling a jumbo train compartment, belongs to Chudamuni Tudu. Her late husband, Bhagat Charan Tudu, was Murmu’s brother. As electricity is uncommon in Dungarsahi, women and children from the neighbourhood were at the house to mark the milestone. A television reporter barged into the compound holding a mic. He asked the women to line up in front of the house and gave them a crash course on how to do a PTC—piece to camera. The women were amused, the reporter was visibly stressed, and the guys in hard hats were famished. The unruffled Chudamuni was busy cooking lunch for them all.

Humble Abode: Murmu’s house in Rairangpur in Odisha | Salil Bera

Chudamuni’s backyard has mounds of ash from wood fires; she does not have cooking gas. The firewood comes from the forest that borders the backyard. On most mornings, she walks some distance to collect drinking water, braving the wild elephants that have a free pass in the area. “We are content,” she said.

Tarani and Chudamuni have a pet name for Murmu—Puthi. With Puthi’s elevation to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, their lives, too, are changing. Tarani’s house, for example, is now guarded by commandos. It is one half of a two-storey building on Mahuldiha Road; Murmu lives in the other half.

The outside of the building is painted yellow, violet and green. The porch has been turned into a drawing room, and the walls have a series of tribal paintings. Chairs stacked in a corner announce that the resident has many visitors. Although Murmu has been in politics for 25 years—as councillor, legislator, minister and governor, before becoming India’s first president from the tribal community—it is only now that her family is enjoying the fruits of her influence.

When at home, the 64-year-old Murmu is a creature of habits, says Tarani. She wakes up at around 3am to meditate. At daybreak, she walks five kilometres, practises yoga, has breakfast, and meditates again. How did she react when the BJP announced her candidature on the night of June 20? “She folded her hands and closed her eyes as if she were praying to Lord Shiva,” said Tarani.

A vegetarian, she avoids garlic and onion, and has inspired many members of her family to turn vegetarian. She uses her smartphone only to make and receive calls, and avoids apps which are addictive. She hardly watches television, but makes time for music reality shows involving children. Hailing from the Santhal tribe, she is known to perform the tribe’s traditional dance at events and festivals.

Tarani Tudu | Salil Bera

Murmu was born and raised in Uparbeda village, around 15km from Rairangpur. Her father, Biranchi Narayan Tudu, was a village headman. Though her career took her to bigger towns and cities, she has always been rooted. “She was here a few months ago and, as always, asked about my well-being,” said Chudamuni.

Around 20km from Rairangpur is Tentoposi village, where Basudep Behra, aka Basu Master, lives. A much respected teacher in the neighbourhood, Behra taught Murmu in classes six and seven at Uparbeda upper primary school. A visibly proud Behra switched between Odia, English and broken Hindi while remembering Murmu’s schooldays.

Odisha’s pride: A hoarding in Rairangpur congratulating Murmu | Salil Bera

Behra said Murmu had shown leadership qualities right from her schooldays. “One day, we found that there was no chalk duster [to clean the blackboard] in class,” he said. “She went home, made three dusters from rags and brought them to me the next day. I was surprised by how quickly she found a solution to the problem.”

He said that Murmu, as class monitor, would control boys, who outnumbered the girls. If a teacher was absent or late to the class, she would maintain order, he said. “She was a competitive runner, and did not shy away from singing on special occasions like Independence Day,” said Behra, as he sipped tea while being surrounded by a dozen villagers who had volunteered to be translators.

New light, new beginnings: Chudamuni, Murmu’s sister-in-law, tests the new electricity connection to her house | Salil Bera

After her primary education, Murmu moved to Capital Girls’ High School in Bhubaneswar and graduated from Rama Devi Women’s College. She married Shyam Charan Murmu, a bank employee, and became a clerk in the state irrigation department. When Shyam was transferred to a branch near Rairangpur, she quit her job and moved there with their three children. Never the one to sit idle, she started teaching at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, the only private school there.

“She was a strict teacher who knew how to control students,” said Abhishek Sharma, Murmu’s student in Class 7. “I do not remember her shouting or beating students ever.” On the night she was announced as the presidential candidate, Abhishek, 38, rushed to her house. And he got a surprise. “Though there was a huge crowd, she recognised me and called out my name,” he said. “I was overjoyed.”

Members of the Brahma Kumaris centre in Rairangpur, where Murmu was a student | Salil Bera

Murmu made her political debut in 1997 in Rairangpur. She was elected to the municipal council and became vice-chair of the town’s sanitation committee. The people of Rairangpur still remember how she crisscrossed the town in her Maruti 800 to keep tabs on sanitation staff. “She would be on the streets, monitoring the work and guiding authorities. She was committed, and it earned her fame and respect,” said a resident.

Murmu was twice elected from Rairangpur assembly constituency—in 2000 and 2004—and was minister in the coalition government of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the BJP. People remember her opening a road transport office in Rairangpur and installing a statue of tribal icon Birsa Munda in the centre of the town.

Murmu is a product of the political dynamics that existed in Odisha in the mid-1990s. The Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha and the Congress held sway in the tribal belt, while the BJP’s popularity was limited to Hindi-speaking migrants and the Marwari community. The BJP’s search for a tribal face ended with Murmu.

“It was Diwakar Mohanto, a schoolteacher and BJP worker, who recommended her name to us,” said Rajkishor Das, Morada MLA and close associate of Murmu. “The BJP was not popular among tribals back then. We were looking for a person who could influence the Santhal community. And here was a woman of the tribe who was educated and hardworking. We welcomed her into the party and gave her an assembly ticket.”

Das was chairman of the Rairangpur sanitation committee when Murmu was vice-chair. He said the BJP’s experiment paid rich dividends as Murmu brought in 50 per cent of tribal votes in Mayurbhanj district. Even though he is now in the BJD, Das maintains cordial relations with Murmu. He says he has “never seen a woman leader like her from the tribal community”.

From 2000 to 2004, Murmu handled portfolios such as fisheries, animal resources development, commerce and transport. Despite proving her mettle as minister, she did not get a cabinet berth in her second term as legislator. “She took it positively and focused on her performance in the assembly. This won her the best MLA award. There were attempts to poach her, but she resisted,” said Bikash Chandra Mohanto, Murmu’s personal assistant when she was Jharkhand governor.

But, in her second term as MLA, her grit and tact underwent a test. In 2006, more than a dozen tribals were killed in police firing on people protesting a proposed Tata Steel plant in Kalinganagar. The tribals were up in arms.

Murmu was at that time state president of the BJP’s Scheduled Tribe Morcha. Das recalled how she handled the situation. “It was a very serious incident and the impact was huge,” he said. “As part of the damage control exercise, the BJP sent a member of the tribal community to the Rajya Sabha. But the anger had to be addressed. Murmu had to do a balancing act—she was a government representative as well as an adivasi. She talked to the tribals and ensured that the situation did not escalate further.”

Her second term in the assembly was also a time of personal losses for Murmu. In May 2009, she ran for parliament and lost. Five months later, her son Laxman died unexpectedly. Murmu was crushed. Well-wishers led her to a Brahma Kumaris ashram, hoping that she would find peace.

A narrow bylane leads to the Rairangpur centre of the Brahma Kumaris. B.K. Minati, a senior administrator there, said Murmu was an earnest student. “She would be at the centre by 7am sharp. In the five years she came regularly, there was not a single day on which she was late by even a minute,” she said.

Members of the organisation remember Murmu’s first visit. She was grieving, depressed and had not slept for weeks. She was even unable to cry, they said. “Meditation calmed her heart,” said Minati. At Murmu’s house, an entire wall is dominated by a huge photo of the Brahma Kumaris founder, Dada Lekhraj.

In 2013, her second son died in a road accident. Murmu’s reserves of peace were deep at this time. “She faced it bravely. She even sat down and spoke to all of us when we went to visit her the next day,” said a Brahma Kumaris member. The next year, she lost Shyam, her husband.

Between 2009 and 2014, Murmu lost four close family members. Her lone surviving child, Itishree, is a bank employee; she is married to rugby player Ganesh Hembram.

Murmu poured her grief into a school, literally. At Pahadpur, Shyam’s village, she established a school in memory of him and their sons. More than 60 students study here. The modern campus, which has statues of Shyam and the boys, is a shining example of how personal grief can be turned into something fruitful for society.

In 2015, Murmu received an unexpected call. “She and I were at a wedding with other party elders,” said Mohanto. “The BJP leadership called saying that they needed her documents to process [her appointment] as governor of Jharkhand. Hearing this, she broke into tears. She wept for her loved ones who were not around to celebrate her success.”

She was in the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi till July 2021. During her tenure, she toured tribal areas extensively. Her supporters and relatives said that she welcomed them warmly at the Raj Bhavan. “Whenever we face any problem, we would just call her,” said Bhakthobandho Tudu, Murmu’s cousin who lives in her ancestral house. “She once saved me from death. I had fallen terribly sick a few years ago and she did everything to get me good treatment. If I am healthy now, it is because of her.” Whenever Murmu visits him, Bhakthobandho prepares her favourite dish—panta bhat, a fermented rice dish.

Naba Charan Majhi, a BJP legislator in Mayurbhanj, said Murmu was a simple leader who was on good terms with everyone. But when it came to matters affecting tribals, she was uncompromising. According to Das, her boldest move was when there was “pressure from the top” to make amendments to the tribal tenancy law in Jharkhand. Murmu, as governor, returned the bill to protect adivasis’ interests.

“She is exceptional in this regard,” said Das. “Once I promised at a public meeting that I would learn Santhali and speak it. I forgot about it, but she remembered and used to tease me about it. She is very committed to the tribal cause and to preserving its culture.”

Undoubtedly, it is time that the original inhabitants of India had a champion in the highest office in this land.

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Droupadi murmu swearing-in: murmy paid floral tributes at the memorial of mahatma gandhi in raj ghat. she was escorted by military and other officials..

Droupadi Murmu was sworn-in as the country's 15th President in the Central Hall of Parliament by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday.

CJI NV Ramana administers oath of office to Droupadi Murmu. 

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In her first address as the President, Murmu said, “I am fortunate to have got this opportunity to serve during the 75th year of Independence.”

“I am the first to have been born in independent India. I come from a small village and in that village even getting primary education is tough. I am the first to get education at this level,” she added.

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“My elevation as President is not just my achievement but that of everyone in the country, that they can dream of reaching this level. Every poor person, every marginalised person has blessed me in this step and I feel honoured. I want to assure women and the youth that their interests are most important to me.”

Before this, she paid floral tributes at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi in Raj Ghat. She was escorted by military and other officials. She also met outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On July 22, the former Jharkhand governor registered a historic win over her rival Yashwant Sinha in the Presidential election, becoming the first tribal candidate and the second woman in the country to occupy the highest office.

The 64-year-old Santhal woman was named as the BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate on June 21. She was officially declared as the 15th President of the country after the conclusion of the counting of votes on Thursday.

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Droupadi Murmu

Birth nameDurgi

Her Santhali name 'Durgi' was changed to Droupadi by a teacher in school.
Nickname(s) • Bati
• Puti
Other name(s)According to Droupadi Murmu, her name has been changed several times, from 'Durpadi' to 'Dorpdi.' In an interview, she said that her name 'Droupadi' is after a character from the Indian epic 'Mahabharata,' and it was given by a school teacher. While she was studying in school and college, she had the surname of Tudu, and after she got married to Shyam Charan Murmu, she started using the title Murmu.
ProfessionPolitician
Known forBeing elected as the 15th President of India on 21 July 2022
Height (approx.)in centimeters
in meters
in feet & inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Political Journey• She was elected as the councillor of the Rairangpur district of Odisha in 1997. In the same year, she was elected as the Vice- Chairperson of Rairangpur.

• In 2000 assembly elections, she was elected as the Minister of BJP from the the Rairangpur constituency, and was in charge of the Department of transport, commerce, fisheries and animal husbandry till 2004.

• In 2004, she was re-elected as the MLA of BJP from Rairangpur constituency.

• She served as the District President of BJP in Mayurbhanj and State President of BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha from 2006 to 2009.

• In May 2015, she was elected as the Governor of Jharkhand. She served as the governor till 2021.

• In 2022, she was named as the National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the 2022 Indian Presidential Elections.

• On 21 July 2022, she was elected as the 15th President of India.
Awards/Honours• In 2007, she received the Nilkantha award for best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly.
• In June 2023, she received the Suriname’s highest distinction, “Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star,” from Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi.
Date of Birth20 June 1958 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)
BirthplaceMayurbhanj, Odisha
Zodiac signGemini
Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownBaldaposi village, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
SchoolK.B. HS Uparbeda School, Mayurbhanj
College/UniversityRama Devi Women's College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (1979)
ReligionHinduism
EthnicitySanthal tribe
CasteSchedule Tribe
AddressShe resides in village Baldaposi, P.O.-Rairangpur, W.No.-2 District, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
HobbiesReading, Knitting
Marital StatusWidow
Husband/Spouse (bank officer)
Children - She had two sons, one of whose name is Laxman Murmu, who died in 2009, and the other Sipun Murmu died in 2013.

- 2
• Name Not Known (died at the age of 3)
• (bank worker)
Parents - Biranchi Narayan Tudu (farmer)
Siblings - 2
• Bhagat Tudu
• Sarani Tudu
Assets/Properties
• Cash: Rs. 1,80,000
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 5,05,000
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 1,30,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 2,60,000
Net Worth (as of 2009)

Droupadi Murmu Jharkhand Governor

Some Lesser Known Facts About Droupadi Murmu

  • When she was young, her father and grandfather were the village headmen.
  • She worked as a junior assistant at the irrigation department of Odisha from 1979 to 1983.
  • She quit her government job in 1983 to look after her children.
  • From 1994 to 1997, she worked as an assistant professor at Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Centre, Rajgangpur.
  • She was the ninth governor of Jharkhand and served the position from 2015 to 2021.
  • In 2003, she got a bridge built in her village Baldaposi so that the people in her village could commute easily.
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  • In 2015, she became the first governor of Jharkhand to serve for a five-year term.
  • In 2016, Pratyusha Banerjee ‘s parents met Droupadi to request a CBI probe into the death of their daughter.
  • In 2016, Murmu announced that she would donate her eyes after death to the Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital in Ranchi.

Brahmakumari Nirmala tyiing rakhi to Draupadi Murmu

Brahmakumari Nirmala tyiing rakhi to Droupadi Murmu

Draupadi Murmu reviewing academic and administrative functions on video conferencing

Droupadi Murmu reviewing academic and administrative functions on video conferencing

Millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and faced hardships, derive great strength from the life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her understanding of policy matters and compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country.”
I am surprised as well as delighted. As a tribal woman from remote Mayurbhanj district, I had not thought about becoming the candidate for the top post.”
  • She was selected as a candidate from Jharkhand for the 2017 Indian Presidential Elections but, did not win the elections.
  • In 2022, after she was elected as the candidate for Presidential elections, she was provided Z category security cover by armed CRPF personnel. She was also seen sweeping the floor at Shiv temple in Rairangpur.

Her candidature is perfect, and she has always raised issues of the people. During her governorship, she often summoned the DGP or other senior officials whenever there were reports of atrocities on tribals or women.”

Draupadi Murmu's ancestral house

Droupadi Murmu’s ancestral house

Memorial of Draupadi Murmu's husband and sons

Memorial of Droupadi Murmu’s husband and sons

  • On 21 July 2022, she was elected as the 15th president of India. She secured majority in the 2022 Presidential election defeating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha with 676,803 electoral votes (64.03% of total) in 21 of the 28 states. 

President Droupadi Murmu during a guard of honour by the Tri-services personnel at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan after taking oath as the 15th President of India

President Droupadi Murmu during a guard of honour by the Tri-services personnel at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan after taking oath as the 15th President of India

  • She got her new Voter ID card on 28 November 2023; the card was given to her by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi P. Krishnamurthy at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
President Droupadi Murmu received her Voter ID card from Shri P. Krishnamurthy, Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/yE2tTXhzq4 — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 28, 2023

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President Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday welcomed at the Parliament Building by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with an official carrying the 'Sengol', adopted as a cultural symbol by the government. The President will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament following the constitution of the 18th Lok Sabha and the formation of the new government led by Prime Minister Modi. The President was given a guard of honour in the lawns of the Parliament building and was escorted to the Lok Sabha chamber by Dhankhar, Modi, Birla and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju. Ahead of President Murmu's arrival, Rajeev Sharma, a senior Marshal in the Lok Sabha and dressed in traditional attire with decorated scarf and a turban, removed the Sengol and walked in a procession with Speaker Birla amid drum rolls.

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The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the 13th Graduation Ceremony of the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 9, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the Divine Retreat Centre of Brahma Kumaris at Haridamada village near Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 8, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the Divine Retreat Centre of Brahma Kumaris at Haridamada village near Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 8, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu spent some time  on July 8, 2024 at the sea beach of the holy city of Puri, a day after participating in the annual Rath Yatra.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu spent some time on July 8, 2024 at the sea beach of the holy city of Puri, a day after participating in the annual Rath Yatra.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu participated in the annual Rath Yatra festival in the holy city of Puri, Odisha on July 7, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu participated in the annual Rath Yatra festival in the holy city of Puri, Odisha on July 7, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the 96th Death Anniversary of Utkalamani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 6, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the 96th Death Anniversary of Utkalamani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 6, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu presented Gallantry Awards at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-2024 (Phase-I) held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 5, 2024.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu presented Gallantry Awards at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-2024 (Phase-I) held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 5, 2024.

A group of IAS officers of the 2022 batch, currently posted as Assistant Secretaries in various Union Ministries and Departments, called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre on July 1, 2024.

A group of IAS officers of the 2022 batch, currently posted as Assistant Secretaries in various Union Ministries and Departments, called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre on July 1, 2024.

A group of IAS officers of the 2022 batch, currently posted as Assistant Secretaries in various Union Ministries and Departments, called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre on July 1, 2024.

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Smt. Droupadi Murmu

Hon’ble president of india.

Smt. Droupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of India on 25 July, 2022. Previously, she was the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.

She has devoted her life to empowering the downtrodden as well as the marginalised sections of society and deepening the democratic values.

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Born on June 20, 1958, Droupadi Murmu is the 15th and current President of India. Appointed as the President of India in 2022, Ms Murmu is the first person from a tribal community and the second woman to hold the prestigious office. Here we list down some books which give a glimpse of Droupadi Murmu's life and time. Photo: @rashtrapatibhvn/ Twitter

02 /5 'Madam President: The Biography of Droupadi Murmu' by Sandeep Sahu

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'Madam President' is a comprehensive biography about Droupadi Murmu extraordinary life-- from her days serving as a teacher to her political journey to becoming the first person from a tribal community to become India's President. Published in 2022, the book is written by senior journalist Sandeep Sahu. Photo: Penguin

03 /5 'Droupadi Murmu: From From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hill' by Kasturi Ray

'Droupadi Murmu: From From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hill' by Kasturi Ray

Published in May 2023, 'Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills' chronicles Droupadi Murmu's journey as a tribal girl who defied all odds in her life with grit and determination. Her story is told through interviews and analysis by journalist Kasturi Ray. Photo: Rupa Publications India

04 /5 'President Droupadi Murmu: Rairangpur to Raisina Hills' by Gopal Sharma

'President Droupadi Murmu: Rairangpur to Raisina Hills' by Gopal Sharma

Droupadi Murmu created history on July 25, 2022, by becoming the first person from a tribal community to become the President of India. She is also the second Indian woman to hold the highest office in the country. To tell her inspiring story in this book, Gopal Sharma traveled to President Murmu's native village, where he met the residents to know more about her-- which adds value to the book. Photo: Diamond Books

05 /5 Bonus: 'Draupadi Murmu: She Overcame All the Odds' by Nicole Herbert Dean

 Bonus: 'Draupadi Murmu: She Overcame All the Odds' by Nicole Herbert Dean

Just 15-pages long, this book introduces readers to the President of India, Draupadi Murmu and her extraordinary life. The book is written in simple English and it is a part of the Learn Language Through Stories series.

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President Droupadi Murmu opens tribal arts gallery at Rashtrapati Bhavan as she finishes a year in office

The gallery, which is around 2,200 square feet, has been developed by the indira gandhi national centre for arts, an autonomous institution under the union culture ministry.

Updated - July 25, 2023 11:57 pm IST

Published - July 25, 2023 09:11 pm IST - New Delhi

President Droupadi Murmu during the inauguration of ‘Janjatiya Darpan’, a gallery to showcase the common and connecting cultural traits of various tribal communities, on the completion of one year of her presidency in New Delhi on July 25, 2023. Photo: President’s office via PTI

President Droupadi Murmu during the inauguration of ‘Janjatiya Darpan’, a gallery to showcase the common and connecting cultural traits of various tribal communities, on the completion of one year of her presidency in New Delhi on July 25, 2023. Photo: President’s office via PTI

On a day when India’s first President from the tribal community Droupadi Murmu completed one year in office, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday got a unique gallery dedicated to tribal arts, culture and heroes.

The gallery, which is around 2,200 square feet, has been developed by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, an autonomous institution under the Union Culture Ministry.

Ms. Murmu took over as the 15th President of the country last July and is the first from the tribal community. She hails from a small village, Uparbeda in Odisha, and worked as a teacher before joining politics.

The new gallery ‘Janjatiya Darpan’ (tribal mirror) was inaugurated by Ms. Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The gallery showcases different themes like unsung tribal freedom fighters, traditional natural resource management practices like Halma, tribal art like Dokra, musical instruments and various scripts like Gunjala Gondi.

It also houses agricultural and household implements, bamboo baskets, textiles, paintings such as Warli, Gondi and Mud Art, scrolls, masks and jewellery, metal work, weapons, and contemporary photographs depicting tattoos.

“The aim of this gallery is to provide a glimpse of rich art, culture and the contributions of tribal communities in building this nation,” a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Sources in the IGNCA said that the gallery was created within a short span of 10 days.

The President also inaugurated ‘Navachara’ – an Artificial Intelligence-enabled gallery developed by Rashtrapati Bhavan in collaboration with Intel India and ‘Sutra-kala Darpan – a Textile Collection which showcases a collection of antique textiles that document the illustrious legacy of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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    Murmu is a product of the political dynamics that existed in Odisha in the mid-1990s. The Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha and the Congress held sway in the tribal belt, while the BJP's popularity was limited to Hindi-speaking migrants and the Marwari community. The BJP's search for a tribal face ended with Murmu.

  9. Droupadi Murmu is India's 15th President, first tribal leader in office

    Droupadi Murmu was sworn-in as the country's 15th President in the Central Hall of Parliament by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday. CJI NV Ramana administers oath of office to Droupadi Murmu.

  10. Biography of President Droupadi Murmu to release later this year

    A biography of Droupadi Murmu, India's youngest President and the first to be born after Independence, will hit the stands later this year, Penguin Random House India (PRHI) announced Tuesday. Touted to be the first authentic and definitive account of India's 15th President, Madam President: A Biography of Draupadi Murmu claims to unpack the many trials and tribulations, and early years of ...

  11. द्रौपदी मुर्मू

    द्रौपदी मुर्मू (जन्म : २० जून १९५८) भारत की १५वीं और वर्तमान राष्ट्रपति के रूप में कार्यरत एक भारतीय राजनीतिज्ञ हैं। वह भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) की ...

  12. The first ever comprehensive biography of President Draupadi Murmu is

    Titled Madam President: A Biography of Draupadi Murmu, the book is poised to open a window to the life of India's first woman tribal President and is scheduled to be released in late 2022. ... Starting as a Councillor in the Rairangpur civic body and culminating at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, this promises to be a compelling read; more so ...

  13. Droupadi Murmu Age, Caste, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

    Widow. Family. Husband/Spouse. Shyam Charan Murmu (bank officer) Children. Son - She had two sons, one of whose name is Laxman Murmu, who died in 2009, and the other Sipun Murmu died in 2013. Daughter (s) - 2. • Name Not Known (died at the age of 3) [6] The India Print.

  14. Droupadi Murmu

    Droupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician who is the 15th President of India since 2022. She was the 8th Governor of Jharkhand from May 2015 to July 2021. She is the first governor of Jharkhand to finish the 5-year term. She was elected president after winning the 2022 election in a landslide victory.She is the youngest and first individual born after India's independence in ...

  15. Droupadi Murmu, the President who opened doors, called Rashtrapati

    Droupadi Murmu, the President who opened doors, called Rashtrapati Bhavan people's home, completes a year in office President Droupadi Murmu's remarks at a function late last year — with Union Law Minister and Chief Justice of India in attendance — had made many sit up and take notice of the person behind the President.

  16. Being Droupadi Murmu

    Given the numbers, Ms. Murmu's election as President is but a formality, which would make her the first tribal occupant of Rashtrapati Bhawan, the beating heart of the Indian Republic. For those ...

  17. President Droupadi Murmu on her way from Rashtrapati Bhavan to

    President Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday welcomed at the Parliament Building by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with an official carrying the 'Sengol', adopted as a cultural symbol by the government. The President will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament following the constitution of the 18th Lok Sabha and the ...

  18. Madam President : The Biography of Droupadi Murmu

    Madam President is the first-ever comprehensive and authentic biography of Droupadi Murmu the fifteenth President of India by senior journalist Sandeep Sahu. Murmu's long and eventful political journey is a story of true perseverance and inspiration. Having battled early years of struggle in securing quality education being struck by a series of personal tragedies such as the loss of her ...

  19. Presidency of Droupadi Murmu

    The presidency of Droupadi Murmu began on 25 July 2022, after she took the oath as the 15th President of India, administered by Chief Justice N. V. Ramana.She was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and defeated the United Opposition nominee and former Minister of Finance, Yashwant Sinha.Prior to being the presidential nominee, she was the Governor ...

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    The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu presented Gallantry Awards at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-2024 (Phase-I) held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 5, 2024. A group of IAS officers of the 2022 batch, currently posted as Assistant Secretaries in various Union Ministries and Departments, called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi ...

  21. Droupadi Murmu: Books about the President of India

    05 /5 Bonus: 'Draupadi Murmu: She Overcame All the Odds' by Nicole Herbert Dean. Just 15-pages long, this book introduces readers to the President of India, Draupadi Murmu and her extraordinary ...

  22. President Droupadi Murmu opens tribal arts gallery at Rashtrapati

    On July 25th, Droupadi Murmu, India's first President from the tribal community, inaugurated the 'Janjatiya Darpan' gallery at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gallery showcases tribal art, culture ...