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Pranab Mukherjee will be 13th President of India

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee  born 11 December 1935. He was an Indian statesman and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and had held important ministerial portfolios in the government of India during his political career.

Mukherjee was born to a Bengali Hindu Kulin Brahmin family at Mirati in the Bengal province of British India. His father, Kamada Kumar Mukherjee, was a member of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement and had spent more than ten years in British jails. K. K Mukherjee later became a member of West Bengal Legislative Council (WBLC) from 1952 to 1964, and was also the President of the District Congress Committee in Birbhum.

Mukherjee attended the Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. He holds a Master of Arts degree in History and Political Science and also a degree in law from the University of Calcutta. Mukherjee was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Wolverhampton in 2011. He was also awarded an honorary D.Litt by the Assam University in March 2012.

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