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.
|9th Governor of Jharkhand|
18 May 2015 – 12 July 2021
|Chief Minister||Raghubar Das |
|Preceded by||Syed Ahmed|
|Succeeded by||Ramesh Bais|
|Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly|
|Preceded by||Laxman Majhi|
|Succeeded by||Shyam Charan Hansdah|
|Born||20 June 1958|
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Shyam Charan Murmu (deceased)|
|Children||2 sons (deceased), 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Rama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar|
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.
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. She was former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.
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