Abhijit Mukherjee is an Indian politician who is a part of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). He is the son of the late President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Abhijit Mukherjee was born on Saturday, 2 January 1960 (age 61 years; as of 2021), in Hoogly, West Bengal. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. After completing his schooling, Abhijit attended Jadavpur University, Kolkata where he attained his Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in the Mechanical field in 1984. He then pursued a degree in chartered engineering from The Institute of Engineers, Kolkata. After completing his degree, he started working in the corporate field.
Height (approx.): 5′
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Salt and pepper
Parents & Siblings
Abhijit Mukherjee’s father is Pranab Mukherjee, and his mother’s name is Suvra Mukherjee. Abhijit has two siblings- his brother Indrajit Mukherjee is a politician, and his sister Sharmistha Mukherjee is a kathak dancer and a politician.
Wife & Children
Abhijit Mukherjee got married to Chitralekha Mukherjee on 14 July 1984. They have two children together.
Abhijit Mukherjee was born into a family with a history in politics. His grandfather, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee, was a member of the West Bengal Legislative Council as a representative of the Indian National Congress from 1952 to 1964 and an active member of the Indian Independence movement. However, in his initial years, Abhijit Mukherjee went for a corporate job and worked in companies like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Steel Authority of Indian Limited, and Maruti Udyog Limited. After working for more than twenty years in the corporate sector, Abhijit decided to make a switch in his career and joined politics. In 2012, Pranab Mukherjee was appointed as the President of India, and Abhijit Mukherjee conducted the elections from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency. He won the by-elections by 2,536 votes and defeated his rival from CPI(M) Muzaffar Hussain. In 2014, he was re-elected to Lok Sabha from the Jangipur seat. However, in 2019, he lost the elections to the TMC candidate Khalilur Rahaman. On 5 July 2021, Abhijit left Indian National Congress and joined the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Warmly welcoming Shri @ABHIJIT_LS into the Trinamool family!
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) July 5, 2021
In 2012, while the whole country was protesting against the people accused in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case and people were out on the streets demanding justice. Abhijit Mukherjee stirred up a controversy when during an interview, he made an insensitive remark about the women present at the protest sites. He said-
I would term the protests in Delhi as what is popularly known as Pink Revolution. It is becoming fashionable to land up on the streets with candle in hand.Such people are completely disconnected from reality. They go to discotheques. I am very well versed with student activism and I can bet on it that most of the protesters are not students. They are dented and painted women chasing two minutes of fame, giving interviews on TV. The protesters do not fall in the age group of students.”
This remark by Abhijit caused a huge outrage in the media and several people called him out for his insensitive behavior towards the victim and the protestors.
Flat No. 2A, 60/2/7, Kabi Bharati Sarani (Lake Road), Kolkata 700029
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 1.40 crores
- Jewelry: Rs. 1.21 crores
- Motor Vehicles: Rs. 37 lakhs
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 45.82 lakhs
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 10.27 crores
- Old Army Mahindra Jeep (2000)
- Audi 2016 model
- Toyota Corolla Altis (2009)
- Maruti 800 Deluxe Model (2002)
- Bolero DLX (2011)
- Maruti Zen Estilo
- Abhijit Mukherjee received a Doctor of Science (Honorary) degree from Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune in June 2015.
- For the past 120 years, the Mukherjee family have been going to their ancestral home in Mirati, where they perform the Durga Puja rites and do the aarti. This tradition was started by Abhijit’s great-grandfather, Tarak Nath Mukherjee, and since then it has been passed on to his generations.
- Abhijit spends his leisure time reading books written on applied mechanics and history.