Draupadi Murmu (15th President) Biography, Family, Age, Achievements, Religion

Draupadi Murmu is an Indian politician best known as a candidate chosen by the BJP for the 2022 Indian presidential election. Draupadi Murmu was born on Friday, 20 June 1958 (age 64 years; as of 2022) in Mayurbhanj, Odisha. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her hometown is Baldaposi village, Mayurbhanj, Odisha. She attended Ok.B. HS Uparbera College, Mayurbhanj. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rama Devi Ladies Faculty, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Draupadi’s father’s name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu, who was a farmer. Her father and grandfather were the head of the village. She has two brothers, Bhagat Tudu and Sarani Tudu.  She will also be the first person, whose origin is from Odisha, to be elected as the President.

Draupadi Murmu

Draupadi Murmu

She is the first person from a Scheduled Tribe to be nominated for the post of President of India. After a period of anticipation, the ruling NDA finally revealed its candidate for the 2022 presidential election. Draupadi Murmu was chosen as the presidential candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after top party officials and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met to discuss the matter. The date for the presidential election has been set as July 18, 2022. Read the article to know about Draupadi Murmu Biography, Family, Age, Achievements, and Religion. She identifies the Bharatiya Janata Party as her political affiliation. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has chosen him as their candidate for the presidency in 2022.

Bio/Wiki
Birth namePuti

Note: Her Santhali name ‘Puti’ was changed to Droupadi by a teacher in school. 
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
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
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.
AwardIn 2007, she received the Nilkantha award for best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly.
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 June 1958 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)64 Years
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
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidow
Family
Husband/SpouseShyam Charan Murmu (bank officer)
ChildrenSon– 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) 
• Itishree Murmu (bank worker)
ParentsFather– Biranchi Narayan Tudu (farmer)
SiblingsBrother– 2
• Bhagat Tudu
• Sarani Tudu
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable 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 
Net Worth (as of 2009)Rs. 6,10,000 
Droupadi Murmu Jharkhand Governor

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