What is a President ?
A president is a leader of an organization, company, club, trade union, university or a country. President is also a title job used to designate the leader of portions or divisions of organizations that report to an overall organization, such as an acquired company that now is a subsidiary of a larger corporation.
Presidents of India
There have been 12 Presidents of India since the introduction of the post in 1950. The post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution.
Names of 12 Presidents of India
- Rajendra Prasad
- Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
- Dr.Zakir Hussain
- Varahagiri Venkatagiri
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
- Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
- Giani Zail Singh
- Dr.Shanker Dayal Sharma
- Dr. A.P.J. Adbul Kalam
- Pratibha Patil
Now on 25 July 2012 a new president has been elected, Pranab Mukherjee. Now I am going to tell you about him.
76-year-old Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee was the current finance minister in the UPA government and the leader of the 15th Lok Sabha. In a parliamentary career spanning over four decades, Pranab Mukherjee has held several positions in the government, and risen though a series of cabinet posts to become India’s finance minister from 1982 to 1984.
He has also served as the country’s external affairs and defence minister. The veteran Congress leader was not included in Rajiv Gandhi’s cabinet after Lok Sabha election held subsequent to Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
He was even pushed out of the Congress party for a brief period, during which he formed his own political party, Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress, but later merged it with Congress party in 1989 after a settlement with Rajiv Gandhi.
In 1997 Pranab Mukherjee was voted Outstanding Parliamentarian. Active in West Bengal politics, he was the president of the state’s unit of Congress since 1985, but resigned in July 2010.
Well-respected by politicians of all parties, Pranab Mukherjee is the Congress party’s main troubleshooter and has often been called upon to guide the party through difficult situations.
Pranab Mukherjee married Suvra Mukherjee on July 13, 1957 and has two sons, Abhijit and Indrajit and a daughter, Sharmistha Mukherjee. Pranab Mukherjee is also known as “Man Of All Seasons”.
This was all about Pranab Mukherjee who is the new president of India.