5 Fascinating Facts About President-Elect, Droupadi Murmu

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​Droupadi Murmu is the 15th president-elect of India. She will take over the reins from Ramnath Kovind. Here are five fascinating facts about her

​1. She hails from Odisha

​She is a Santal tribeswoman who was born and raised in Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

​2. She used to be a teacher

​Before joining politics, Droupadi Murmu was an educator. She was an assistant professor at Aurobindo Integral Education Center, Rairangpur, Odisha.

​3. She was the Governor of Jharkhand

​Prior to being nominated and now elected as the president of India, Droupadi Murmu was the Governor of Jharkhand. She was sworn in on May 18, 2015.

​4. She is the youngest president of India

​Born in 1958, she is the first president to be born after Independence making her the youngest president of India, at the age of 64.

​5. She’s won awards for her work

​ Most notably, she was awarded the Nilkanth award in 2007 for best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly.

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