President Pranab Mukherjee: Life in Rashtrapati Bhawan
India's outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to be given a farewell on July 23 by both the Houses of Parliament. President Mukherjee took over office in 2012 during PM Manmohan Singh's Congress-led UPA government.
Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will be missed!
Pranab Mukherjee became the 13th President of India on 25th July 2012.
Pranab Mukherjee with wife Suvra Mukherjee.
President Pranab's wife Suvra Mukherjee died on 18 August 2015 after suffering from a heart ailment. She served as the "First Lady" of India from 2012 until her death in 2015.
Pranab Mukherjee married Suvra Mukherjee on July 13, 1957. The book "President?s Lady? (Pranaber Preyosi) on Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was released by the Vice-President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari on July 13, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Pranab Mukherjee with former US President Barack Obama
During his presidency, Pranab Mukherjee welcomed many world leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President Pranab Mukherjee with chief guest PM Shinzo Abe
Pranab Mukherjee has welcomed five chief guests at the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath since 2013.
The initial parade during his presidency in 2013 featured King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck from Bhutan and Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe in 2014; former President of US, Barack Obama in 2015; former President of France, Francois Hollande in 2016 and finally Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabhi in 2017.
President Pranab believed in No clemency
President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected 30 clemency pleas in his five-year tenure which including refusing clemency of 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab, 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Yakub Memon.
President Mukherjee at the University of Mumbai
President Pranab Mukherjee had made it a point to address students at many national and international universities.
Sania Mirza receives Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
President Pranab Mukherjee gave out many prestigious awards to esteemed personalities in the field of sports and cinema.
Indian captain Virat Kohli was recently honored by a Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee on March 30th 2017.
The President also serves as the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces.
President Pranab Mukherjee and the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces distributed three Kirti Chakras and nine Shaurya Chakras to Armed forces personnel on May 2, 2014.
Pranab Mukherjee hosts guests 'at home'
President Mukherjee hosted an 'At Home' on India's 70th Independence Day.
The function was attended by a galaxy of dignitaries, including Vice- President Hamid Ansari, his wife Salma, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, BJP veteran LK Advani and Vimla Sharma, wife of former President late Shankar Dayal Sharma, Union Ministers, three service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps.
97-year-old Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh was also present. (DNA)
Speeches of the President
A book named "Selected Speeches of the President - Vol. III" was released by PM Modi.
It is part of a series of volumes containing important speeches of President Mukherjee which have been segregated into three themes -- award functions, important days and events, and conferences.(Zee News)
The President's farewell
Pranab Mukherjee gives his farewell speech to Parliament on July 23. He is flanked by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Parliament bids farewell
The outgoing President was presented with a scroll by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on behalf of all Members of Parliament as they bid him farewell.
Farewell dinner for Pranab
The farewell dinner on July 22 was attended by President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, senior ministers, and various Opposition leaders.