Draupadi Murmu Caste, Biography, Age, Husband, Study(born June 20, 1958) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the official nominee of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance for the 2022 Indian presidential election. She previously served as the ninth Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021. She is from the state of Odisha. She is the first governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term, and the first tribal to be nominated to the post of President of India.
Draupadi Murmu Personal details
|Born||20 June 1958 (age 64)|
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Shyam Charan Murmu (deceased)|
|Children||2 sons (deceased), 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Rama Devi Women’s University|
Draupadi Murmu married Shyam Charan Murmu. The couple had two sons, both of whom died, and a daughter.
Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly
|Preceded by||Laxman Majhi|
|Succeeded by||Shyam Charan Hansdah|
9th Governor of Jharkhand
18 May 2015 – 12 July 2021
|Chief Minister||Raghubar Das|
|Preceded by||Syed Ahmed|
|Succeeded by||Ramesh Bais|
Minister of State (Independent Charge),
Government of Odisha
6 March 2000 – 16 May 2004
|Chief Minister||Naveen Patnaik|
|6 March 2000 – 6 August 2002||Commerce and Transport|
|6 August 2002 – 16 May 2004||Fisheries and Animal Resources Development|
Murmu started out as a teacher before entering state politics.
Murmu was elected as the councillor of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997. She also served as the vice-president of Bharathiya Janata Party’s Scheduled Tribes Morcha.
During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, She was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004.She is former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.. She was conferred Nilkantha award for best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2007.
She was the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first female tribal leader from Odisha to get appointed as a governor in an Indian state. She is the BJP led National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the elections to the office of India’s 15th President.