Personal and Political Biography of Draupadi Murmu


Biography: Draupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. His father’s name is Shri Biranchi Narayan Tudu. They belong to the Santhal family, a tribal ethnic group. He struggled a lot to build his future in spite of adversity.

Draupadi Murmu’s personal life


Draupadi Murmu was raised by her grandfather, then her grandfather used to be the sarpanch of his village in Panchayati Raj. Draupadi Murmu received her early education from a private school. She then joined Rama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa for higher education where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After this she was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. Draupadi Murmu had three children, two sons and a daughter, Iti Sri. But unfortunately died and her husband Shree Shyam Charan Murmu also passed away. Draupadi Murmu worked as Human Assistant Professor at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur and then as Junior Assistant in the Irrigation Department of Orissa.

Political life of Draupadi Murmu

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Murmu started his career as a teacher and then entered the politics of Odisha. She was MLA from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj twice (2000 and 2009) on a BJP ticket. He has held several key positions within the party throughout his political career. Murmu was also a national executive member of the saffron party’s ST Morcha from 2013 to 2015. He started his political career in 1997 by winning the election as a councillor. In the same year, he was elected as the state vice-president of the BJP’s ST Morcha.

Draupadi Murmu entered politics with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1997. During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Orissa, she was the Minister of Commerce and Transport (Independent Charge) from 6 March 2000 to 6 August 2002. She was the Minister of State for Fisheries and Development from 6 August 2002 to 16 May 2004. And from 2002 to 2009, she was a member of the BJP’s ST Morcha National Executive. She was the state president of BJP’s ST Morcha from 2006 to 2009. ST Morcha was the National Executive Member of BJP from 2013 to April 2015. She was the Honorable Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.

Smt. Draupadi Murmu has been the ninth Governor of Jharkhand. Not only this, Draupadi Murmu has also been the first Governor of Jharkhand to complete a five-year term (2015-2021) since the formation of Jharkhand in the year 2000.

Draupadi Murmu’s new journey began on 21 June 2022, when she has been nominated for the country’s next President’s post by the NDA, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition. If this time she is elected for the presidency, then she will become the first tribal president of the country.

Awards and honors

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Draupadi Murmu was also awarded the Neelkanth Award in 2007 as the best MLA. Draupadi Murmu’s tenure as MLA has been very respectable. For which he also received a lot of respect in the politics of Orissa.

Draupadi Murmu nominated for presidential election

Smt. Draupadi Murmu was nominated as the joint candidate of the BJP-led coalition NDA for the election of the 16th President of the country on 21 June 2022. In this regard, the Prime Minister also said that Draupadi Murmu has dedicated her life to the service of the society. He threw his strength to empower the poor, downtrodden as well as the marginalised. He has rich administrative experience and has had an excellent tenure. I am sure she will be a great President of the country.

Congratulations started coming as soon as the announcement of becoming the President

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  • After the announcement of Draupadi Murmu becoming the President, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi himself congratulated her.
  • BJP President J.P. After the announcement of Draupadi Murmu becoming the President, Nadda took out a victory procession of up to 3 km.
  • People distributed laddoos and performed tribal dance near Draupadi Murmu’s house and even before the announcement of her becoming the President, the people there had made posters of her becoming the President.


Q: Who is Draupadi Murmu?

Ans: President of India

Q: Who is the first woman governor of Jharkhand?

Ans: Draupadi Murmu

Q: What is the name of Draupadi Murmu’s husband?

Ans: Shyam Charan Murmu

Q: Draupadi Murmu belongs to which community?

Ans: Tribal community