Draupadi Murmu


Draupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician who was the ninth Governor of Jharkhand. She is the first governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term (2015-2021), since its formation in the year 2000.

Draupadi Murmu
Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg
9th Governor of Jharkhand
In office
18 May 2015 – 12 July 2021
Chief MinisterRaghubar Das
Hemant Soren
Preceded bySyed Ahmed
Succeeded byRamesh Bais
Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byLaxman Majhi
Succeeded byShyam Charan Hansdah
Personal details
Born (1958-06-20) 20 June 1958 (age 63)
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Shyam Charan Murmu (deceased)[1]
Children2 sons (deceased), 1 daughter
Alma materRama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar

Early lifeEdit

Draupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Her father's name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu.[2] She belongs to Santal family.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Draupadi Murmu was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. The couple had two sons and a daughter. Draupadi Murmu's life has been marked by personal tragedies and the loss of husband and two sons.[4]


State politicsEdit

During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, She was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004.[5] She was former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.[6]


She is the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.[7][8] She is the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed a governor in an Indian state.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Who is Draupadi Murmu?". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Smt. Droupadi Murmu". Odisha Helpline. Archived from the original on 8 October 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Draupadi Murmu may soon be the President of India: Know all about her". indiatoday.
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/who-is-draupdi-murmu-next-president-narendra-modi-pranab-mukherjee-4701597/>
  5. ^ "Draupadi Murmu Jharkhand Guv". New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Narendra Modi government appoints four Governors". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand-I News – IBNLive Mobile". IBN Live. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Modi government names new governors for Jharkhand, five NE states". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Ex Odisha minister Draupadi Murmu new Jharkhand Guv". Odisha SunTimes. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Smt. Droupadi Murmu". Odisha Helpline. Archived from the original on 8 October 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Presidential Nominee
Government offices
Preceded by Governor of Jharkhand
May 2015 – July 2021
Succeeded by