Tragic Story of Droupadi Murmu's Sons & Husband Shyam Charan will make you weep
Droupadi Murmu is our current and India’s 15th President as well as the first tribal woman to hold the top position. It has been an extensive journey from the small village of Uparbeda in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha to the position of palatial presidential palace in the heart of the national capital, Delhi. Her life is not just filled with extraordinary achievements but also with unimaginable personal loss.
Droupadi Murmu had three children but then lost both her sons and also her banker husband, Shyam Charan Murmu, within a short gap of five years. Her elder son, Laxman, who was just 25 died in 2009. According to reports, he was found unconscious in his bed one morning and was rushed to the hospital and then another hospital, which stated that he was bought dead.
Laxman Murmu died in Bhubaneswar, where he was living with his uncle and aunt. Droupadi Murmu was away at that time in Rairangpur, the constituency she represented in the state assembly from 2000 to earlier that year.
In 2012 tragedy again struck when Sipun Murmu who is Droupadi Murmu’s younger son, died in a road accident. Just two years past that incident, in 2014, Shyam Charan Murmu, her husband died of a cardiac arrest.
Those tough years also saw Murmu lose elections – she contested as well as lost the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 and in 2014, even lost the assembly election from her old constituency Rairangpur.
In 2015, Droupadi Murmu made history when she was appointed as the Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first woman to head the state. She would also go on to be the first Governor to complete a full term in the state. The young Santhal woman who joined the BJP in 1997 as well as became the councillor of Rairangpur had come a really long way.
In the past month, the National Democratic Alliance, led by the BJP, picked up Droupadi Murmu as its candidate for being the President. With BJP’s might in Parliament as well as most state legislatures in the country, the election against Yashwant Sinha, the opposition, was unbalanced. Votes were counted and finally Droupadi Murmu was announced as India’s 15th President.
She is well known as the country’s first tribal President who replaced Ram Nath Kovind. Droupadi Murmu is now left with a daughter who is named Itishree and currently working at a bank in Odisha.