Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President

Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President

President-elect Droupadi Murmu. For the humble politician, who began public life in Odisha as a councillor, Droupadi Murmu has completed the arc of victory through personal tragedy. She will go down in history as India’s first tribal president as well as the second woman to hold the position.

This Thursday saw the victory of the ex-Jharkhand governor, and NDA-led BJP presidential candidate. She found many supporters along her campaign trail and easily defeated Yashwant Singhha from the opposition.

The 64-year-old woman, who takes over from Ram Nath Kovind as India’s fifteenth president, will also become India’s youngest president and the first Indian president born since Independence. Her swearing-in ceremony will take place on July 25.

This low-profile politician is thought to be spiritual. She also practices the Brahma Kumari meditation technique after losing her husband, sons and mother in six years.

Basant Kumar Panda (BJP leader, Lok Sabha member hailing from Kalahandi) said: “She is deep spiritual and soft spoken person.”