Abhijit Mukherjee

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Abhijit Mukherjee

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Member of the Indian Parliament for Jangipur
Assumed office
18 October 2012
Preceded byPranab Mukherjee
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for Nalhati
In office
13 May 2011 – 18 October 2012
Preceded byDipak Chatterjee
Succeeded byDipak Chatterjee
Personal details
Born (1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 59)
Hoogly, West Bengal, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Chitralekha Mukherjee
ParentsPranab Mukherjee
Suvra Mukherjee
ResidenceKabi Bharati Sarani
Alma materJadavpur University (BE)
OccupationChartered Engineer & Social Worker

Abhijit Mukherjee (born 2 January 1960) is an Indian politician who serves as Member of Parliament (MP) from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian state of West Bengal. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC).

Mukherjee won the 2012 Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency election by 2,536 votes defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Muzaffar Hussain. The seat was vacated by his father President Pranab Mukherjee after he was elected as the President.[1]

Mukherjee was reelected to Lok Sabha from Jangipur in 2014.[2]

Early years[edit]

Abhijit Mukherjee was born in a Bengali family on 2 January 1960 in Hoogly in West Bengal. He is the son of Pranab Mukherjee (the former President of India) and Suvra Mukherjee.[3] His grandfather, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee, was active in the Indian independence movement and was a member of West Bengal Legislative Council between 1952 and 1964 as a representative of the Indian National Congress.[4][5] Mukherjee graduated with a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from the Jadavpur University in 1984.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Mukherjee has worked as a corporate executive for firms like the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Maruti Udyog Limited and the Steel Authority of India Limited.[6] He was General Manager in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] in the Steel Authority of India Limited.[3]

Political career[edit]

Mukherjee began his political career as a state legislator in West Bengal. Following his father's election to the presidency, he contested the by-election for the Jangipur Seat in the Lok Sabha and won. He was re-elected in the 2014 Indian general election. He is one of four Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from West Bengal who are members of the Indian National Congress.


  1. ^ The Hindu : News / National : Congress loses Tehri, scrapes through in Jangipur
  2. ^ "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Life of Abhijit Mukherjee". abhijitmukherjee.in. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Who is Pranab Mukherjee?". NDTV. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Biography". Pranab Mukherjee. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  6. ^ "No surprises here, it's a staid First Family". Tehelka. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.

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