Draupadi Murmu

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Draupadi Murmu
Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu.jpg
Assembly Member
for Rairangpur
In office
2009 – May 18, 2015
Governor of Jharkhand
Assumed office
18 May 2015
Preceded by Syed Ahmed
Odisha Legislative
In office
Preceded by Laxman Majhi
Succeeded by Shyam Charan Hansdah
Personal details
Born (1958-06-20) 20 June 1958 (age 60)
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Shyam Charan Murmu

Draupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician from Mayurbhanj, Odisha. She has served as Governor of Jharkhand since May 2015.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]


State politics[edit]

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.[2] She was former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.[3]


She is the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.[4][5] She is the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as a governor in an Indian state.[6][7]


Government offices
Preceded by
Syed Ahmed
Governor of Jharkhand
May 2015 - present