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13th President of India (1935–2020)

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Pranab Mukherjee: 13th President of India (1935–2020)
Pranab Kumar Mukherjee was an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2019, by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

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Modi earned his PM stint; no need to over-publicise surgical strikes: Pranab memoir

India needs to tackle Pakistan through “deft handling” rather than “romanticising its political approach” and the country gained little by “over-talking” the surgical strikes of 2016, the..
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DNA Special: Why former President Pranab Mukherjee's memoir is must-read for politics enthusiasts

Anyone who is interested in politics should read this book that informs about the major decisions taken in the country in those five years - 2012-17.
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Modi earned and achieved his success: Pranab Mukherjee in memoir

Mukherjee and Modi come from completely different ideological backgrounds, but it is clear that Mukherjee had immense respect for Modi and his passion
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Multiple objectives of demonitisation not met, writes former President Pranab Mukherjee in memoirs

Demonetization, Mukherjee writes, "has been both commended and criticized, although the jury is still out on whether it has achieved its main purpose"
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Cong failed to see end of charismatic leadership: Pranab memoir

Late President and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee blamed Congress’s failure to acknowledge the end of “charismatic leadership” being the reason behind its failure in 2014 elections even as he..
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Not against publishing of my father's memoir, says Abhijit Mukherjee

A day after asking the publisher to stop the publication of his father and former President Pranab Mukherjee's last memoir, former Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee on Wednesday said that he is not against..
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Pranab’s kids spar over his memoirs

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s offspring quarrelled over the publication of their father’s memoirs, The Presidential Years, on Twitter on Tuesday. His son, Abhijit, tagged the publishers..
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'Presidential Years': Siblings engage in public spat over father Pranab Mukherjee's memoir

Abhijit Mukherjee's request came days after release of excerpts where former President blames Sonia and Manmohan Singh for Congress's exit from power.
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Pranab Mukherjee's memoir triggers Twitter spat between children


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Won't comment on Pranab Mukherjee's book before reading in full: Congress leaders


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Pranab Mukherjee's memoir 'The Presidential Years': Blames Sonia, Manmohan Singh for 2014 debacle

Filled with rare photos and handwritten notes, the memoir offers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most sort after and respected politician.
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Sonia, Manmohan to blame for 2014 poll rout: Pranab Mukherjee in memoirs


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Congress leadership lost political focus after my elevation as president: Pranab wrote in his last book

The Congress had lost political focus after his elevation as the President and some party members believed that had he become the prime minister in 2004, the 2014 Lok Sabha poll debacle could have been..
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Manmohan was preoccupied with saving coalition, Modi autocratic in 1st term: Pranab Mukherjee in memoirs

Manmohan Singh was preoccupied with saving his coalition during his second stint while Narendra Modi was "autocratic" in his first term as Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee wrote in the..
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Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour after offering tributes to Pranab Mukherjee, others

Lok Sabha MPs paid tribute to former President Pranab Mukherjee, legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, ex-Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, Uttar..
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PM Narendra Modi lauds Supriyo's musical tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee

Supriyo, an MP from West Bengal, had said, "My Humble Tribute to beloved Ex-President Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. Tagore's "Dhaye Jeno Mor Shokol Bhalo Basha". Thanks to the affection & most..
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Daughter Sharmistha custodian of Pranab Mukherjee's diaries, to take call on publishing them

The late Pranab Mukherjee, former President and long-time Congress leader, made his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee custodian of the diaries he wrote almost every day during his five-decade political..
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Pranab Mukherjee was close friend of Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa visited the India House here and wrote about Mukherjee in the condolence book. In a tweet, the High Commission of India in Colombo thanked Rajapaksa for being the first to offer his..
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Dhaka: Bangladesh's flag hoisted half-mast as tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee

his is a rare show of tribute by the neighbouring nation for any Indian leader.
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condoles death of former President Pranab Mukherjee


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'Loss of a great leader': US President Trump condoles demise of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and said he was saddened to learn about his passing.
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Pranab Mukherjee a distinguished national leader, tall statesman: Govt in notification


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Bangladesh announces national mourning in honour of former President Pranab Mukherjee


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Pranab Mukherjee worked relentlessly to strengthen the country: Home minister Amit Shah

"For decades, Pranab da had been working true to his name in the horizon of Indian polity. He worked relentlessly to strengthen the nation. His immense contributions will never be forgotten," the home..
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Special prayer session for Pranab Mukherjee at Visva-Bharati

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At condolence meet for Pranab, Karnataka Congress leaders raise questions over former President speech at RSS shivir


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'Visionary leadership' of Pranab Mukherjee helped drive India's rise as global power: Pompeo

Former president Pranab Mukherjee's "visionary leadership" helped drive India's rise as a global power and paved the way for a stronger US-India partnership, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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Will convert a floor of our home into museum-cum-library in Pranab Mukherjee's memory: Abhijit


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Country lost a distinguished leader, outstanding parliamentarian: Union Cabinet on Pranab Mukherjee


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Pranab Mukherjee made positive contribution to India-China ties: Beijing


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Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium in New Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. His son performed his last rites. Mukherjee's family and..
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Pranab Mukherjee would be remembered by generations: PM Narendra Modi


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Due to Covid-19, Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains were carried in van instead of gun carriage

In view of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, the mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee arrived at the crematorium in a hearse van instead of the gun carriage. "Due to the..
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Delhi: Last rites of Pranab Mukherjee performed by son Abhijit at Lodhi crematorium

The last rites for former President of India Pranab Mukherjee were conducted today (i.e. Tuesday, September 1) at the Lodhi Crematorium in New Delhi. The former president's son Abhijit Mukherjee..
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Irreparable loss for the country: Shah on Pranab Mukherjee's demise

Expressing condolences over the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that it is an irreparable loss for the country. "It is shocking that Bharat..
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Pranab Mukherjee has left a void, will always be remembered: RSS Chief


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President, VP, Prime Minister pay last respects to Pranab Mukherjee


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'Pranab Mukherjee will be forever remembered in annals of Indian history': US condoles demise of ex-President of India

US State Department on Monday condoled the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying that he will be forever remembered in the annals of Indian history.
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Last rites of Pranab Mukherjee to be held today in Delhi; nation to pay final homage to former President of India

The last rites of former President of India will be conducted today (i.e. Tuesday, September 1) and he will be laid in state at his official residence in 10 Rajaji Marg in New Delhi, where citizens..
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How Pranab Mukherjee was a fount of advice and lessons for netas


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How Pranab Mukherjee was PM Modi’s Delhi guide after 2014 debut


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Pranab Mukherjee had many hits as FM but also a few misses


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Pranab Mukherjee: Numbers man, teacher who chose khadi over school


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Admitted for brain clot, Pranab Mukherjee never came out of coma


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Pranab Mukherjee, a President who could have been PM


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Pranab Mukherjee, 'dada' of Indian politics, bids goodbye at 84

Pranab Mukherjee, whose career on the national political stage began as a Rajya Sabha MP in 1969 and ended as President in 2017, passed away Monday evening at the age of 84 – 22 days after he was..
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I learnt so much from him, says Sonia Gandhi in letter to Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed her condolences on the passing away of former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying that his life over the past 50 years mirrored 50 years of the..
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina mourns Pranab Mukherjee


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10 unique initiatives by Pranab Mukherjee as the President


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Learnt a lot from Pranab Da, he brought distinction to every post he held: Sonia Gandhi in her condolence message

Expressing great shock over the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, party president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said she learnt a lot from the Congress veteran, who brought distinction to every..
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