Shri Pranab Mukherjee Member of Parliament (MP) from Jangipur (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Constituency & State: Jangipur (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 14,15

Fifteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Mukherjee, Shri Pranab
Constituency   : Jangipur (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : pkm[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Rajlakshmi Mukherjee
Date of Birth 11 Dec 1935
Place of Birth Vill.Mirati, Kirnahar, Distt. Birbhum (West Bengal
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 13 Jul 1957
Spouse’s Name Smt. Suvra Mukherjee
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), LL.B., D. Litt. (Honoris Causa)
Educated at Vidyasagar College, Suri, Calcutta University, West Bengal
Profession Political and Social Worker
Teacher, Journalist, Writer
Permanent Address
Flat No. 2-A, First Floor,
60/2/7, Kavi Bharti Sarani, Lake Road,
Kolkata – 700 029
West Bengal
Tel. (033) 24648366
Positions Held
July 1969 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Feb. 1973-Jan. 1974 Union Deputy Minister, Industrial Development
Jan. 1974-Oct. 1974 Union Deputy Minister, Shipping and Transport
Oct. 1974-Dec. 1975 Union Minister of State, Finance
July 1975 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
Dec. 1975-Mar. 1977 Union Minister of State, Revenue and Banking (Independent Charge)
1978 -1980 Deputy Leader, Congress Party, Rajya Sabha
27 Jan.1978-18 Jan.1986, 10 Aug. 1997-25 June 2012 Member, Congress Working Committee
1978 – 1979 Treasurer, All India Congress Committee
Treasurer, Congress (I) Party in Parliament
1978 – 1986 Member, Central Parliamentary Board, AICC
Jan. 1980-Jan. 1982 Union Minister, Commerce and Steel and Mines
1980 -1985 Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Privileges, Rajya Sabha
Member, Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha
Aug. 1981 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
Jan. 1982-Dec. 1984 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
Sep. 1984 – 31 Dec. 1984 Addtional charge of the Ministry of Commerce and Supply
1984, 1991,1996 , 1998, 1999 Chairman, Campaign Committee of the AICC for conducting National Elections to Parliament
1985, Aug. 2000 – Jun. 2010 President, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
1987 – 1989 Chairman, Economic Advisory Cell, AICC
June 1991-May 1996 Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Jan. 1993-Feb. 1995 Union Cabinet Minister, Commerce
1993 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)
Feb. 1995-May 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
1996 – 2004 Chief Whip, Congress Party, Rajya Sabha
1996 -1999 Member, Consultative Committee on External Affairs
1997 Chairman, Departmentally related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forest
1999 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (5th term)
28 June 1999 Chairman, Central Election Coordination Committee, AICC
1998 – 1999 General Secretary, AICC
June 1998 – May 2004 Chairman, Departmentally related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs
12 Dec. 2001-25 June 2012 Member, Central Election Committee, AICC
13 May 2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
23 May 2004 – 24 Oct. 2006 Union Cabinet Minister, Defence
25 June 2004-June 2012 Leader of the House, Lok Sabha
25 Oct. 2006-23 May 2009 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
24 Jan. 2009 – May 2009 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
20 May 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2009 – 26 Jun. 2012 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
25 June 2012 Resigned from the Congress Party prior to contesting to the Office of President of India
25 July 2012 Ceased to be a member of the Lok Sabha upon election as the President of India
Books Published
(i) Mid-term Poll, 1969; (ii) Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy, 1984; (iii) Off the Track, 1987; (iv) Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice,1992; and (v) Challenges Before the Nation (On Indian National Congress),1992.
Social And Cultural Activities
President, Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, 1995-2001, 2004-June 2012 and Rabindra Bharati Society; Chairman (i) Council of Indian Statistical Institute 2006 – 20 June 2012; and (ii) Planning Board, Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 1984-1986, 1992-1996 and 2004-2012; Trustee (i) Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, 1984-1990; and (ii) Bidhan Memorial Trust, Kolkata, 1998-June 2012.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, gardening and music especially Rabindra Sangeet
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
International Organizations: (i) Board of Governors (a)The International Monetary Fund 1982 -1985 and 2009-2012; (b) The World Bank, 1982 – 1985 and 2009-2012; (c) Asian Development Bank, 1982 -1985 and 2009-2012; (d) African Development Bank, 1982 -1985 and 2009-2012 (e) Member, Boards of governance; (ii) Chairman, Group of 24 nations in IMF and World Bank, 1984 and 2011-12; (iii) Presided over SAARC, Council of Ministers Conference, May 1995, November 1995 and April 2007
Leader of Indian delegations to: (i) Colombo Plan Finance Ministers` Conferences, Singapore, 1975 and Colombo, 1976; (ii) The Commonwealth Finance Ministers` Conferences, 1982, 1983, and 1984; (iii) Annual General Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; (iv) The Annual General Meetings of Asian Development Bank, 1982, 1983, 1984,2010, 2011 and 2012; (v) Ministerial Conference of WTO, Marrakesh, 1994; (vi) The UN General Assembly, 1994, 1995, 2005 and 2006; (vii) The Social Summit, Copenhagen, 1995; (viii) The 40th Anniversary of the Afro-Asian Conference, Bandung, 1995; (ix) Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers Conference, Cartagana, 1995; (x) Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Governments (CHOGAM), Auckland, 1995
Honours and Distinctions conferred:i)Rated as one of the best five Finance Ministers of the world, 1984 according to a survey of Euro Money, a journal published from New York; (ii)Conferred Best Parliamentarian Award, 1997; (iii) Awarded Padma Vibhusan, 2008. (iv) The London based magazine `Emerging Markets` has named Shri Pranab Mukherjee“Finance Minister of the Year, for Asia 2010“; (v) Best Administrator in India Award, 2011.

His leadership in the Ministry of Finance and other Economic Ministries was well acclaimed, nationally and internationally. He was considered as the key figure in formulating economic policies of the nation for a long period. Under his stewardship India earned the distinction of not withdrawing the last installment of IMF loan to the extent of US$1.1 billion. He was considered top ranking Minister and presided over the Cabinet meetings of the Union in the absence of the Prime Minister during 1980-1985.


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