Suvra Mukherjee: What you didn't know about President Pranab Mukherjee's wife
Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, passed away on Tuesday. She had been keeping unwell for some time. Here are a few facts you probably did not know about her:
New Delhi: Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, passed away on Tuesday. She had been keeping unwell for some time. Here are a few facts you probably did not know about her:
- Suvra Mukherjee was born on September 17, 1940 in Jessore (now in Bangladesh) and married Pranab Mukherjee on July 13, 1957. The couple have three children - Abhijit Mukherjee, Indrajit Mukherjee and Sharmistha Mukherjee.
- Suvra Mukherjee migrated at the age of 10 years to Kolkata.
- A graduate, Suvra Mukherjee was an ardent fan of India’s national poet, Rabindranath Tagore.
- Suvra Mukherjee was an accomplished singer of Rabindra Sangeet. She performed in the poet's dance-dramas for many years in India, Europe, Asia and Africa.
- She founded the ‘Geetanjali Troupe’, whose mission is to propagate Rabindranath Tagore's philosophy. She was the guiding force behind all productions of the troupe.
- Suvra Mukherjee was a talented painter who had many group and solo exhibitions to her credit. She considered her mother, who was herself a painter, as the source of her creative inspiration and her works won critical acclaim.
- Suvra Mukherjee has written two books - Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin. Chokher Aloey is a personal account of her close interaction with Indira Gandhi and Chena Achenai Chin is a travelogue recounting her visit to China.
- Suvra Mukherjee had entered the portals of Rashtrapati Bhawan bringing in her harmonium and a tanpura, gifted by Bengali music maestro DL Roy.
- Suvra Mukherjee had close association with singer Kumar Sanu and used to launch his albums related to Rabindra Sangeet and devotional music.