Droupadi Murmu has become India’s 15th President

India’s First Tribal President, Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been appointed as the president of India. She became the second woman president after Pratibha Devi Singh Patil. Murmu contested against Yashwant Sinha who was the nominee by the joint opposition for the constitutional job. She became the 15th president of India after Ram Nath Kovind.

Droupadi Murmu belongs to the scheduled tribe category and is a soft-spoken leader. Before winning the presidential election in 2022 she served as the governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021. She was the ninth governor of Jharkhand.

About Droupadi Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu was born in a Santali family on 20th June 1958 in a district in Orissa. She is an Arts graduate from Rama Devi Women’s college. His husband Shyam Charan Murmu, a banker died in 2014. She has three children, two sons, and a daughter.Β  In a span of 7 years, Murmu lost her two sons, husband, mother, and brother from 2009 to 2015.

Droupadi Murmu Career

Before entering politics she was a teacher. She worked as an assistant professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute.

In the initial years of her Political career, she joined Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). With the coalition of BJD and BJP in Orissa, she became the minister of state withholding the charge of Commerce and transportation independently.

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

List of Presidents of India

S.No. President From To
1 Rajendra Prasad 26 January 1950 13 May 1962
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1962 13 May 1967
3 Zakir Husain 13 May 1967 3 May 1969
V. V. Giri 3 May 1969 20 July 1969
Mohammad Hidayatullah 20 July 1969 24 August 1969
4 V. V. Giri 24 August 1969 24 August 1974
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24 August 1974 11 February 1977
B. D. Jatti 11 February 1977 25 July 1977
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25 July 1977 25 July 1982
7 Zail Singh 25 July 1982 25 July 1987
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25 July 1987 25 July 1992
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 July 1992 25 July 1997
10 K. R. Narayanan 25 July 1997 25 July 2002
11 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 25 July 2002 25 July 2007
12 Pratibha Patil 25 July 2007 25 July 2012
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25 July 2012 25 July 2017
14 Ram Nath Kovind 25 July 2017 25 July 2022
15 Draupadi Murmu 25 July 2022 Current (Term ends on 25 July 2027)


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