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PHOTOS: Here's A Glimpse Into Pranab Mukherjee's Early Years As A Politician

Rare black and white archival photos of Pranab-Da at work.

24/07/2017 4:07 PM IST | Updated 24/07/2017 4:12 PM IST
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The Minister of Trade of Burma, U.K. Hin Maung Gyi, calling on the Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on November 26, 1984.

Pranab Mukherjee has had a checkered career spanning five decades. As he prepares to vacate the Rashtrapati Bhavan, making way for Ram Nath Kovind, he will be known for a political legacy that includes a unique ability to play the mediator during the toughest of crises, a deep knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary rules and procedures, and a penchant for speaking his mind while at the country's highest office.

Here are some photos of his political life, from the government archives.

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Then Minister of Finance, Pranab Mukherjee with members of the Japanese Economic Mission at a meeting in New Delhi on December 4, 1984.

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Then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Minister of Finance and National Economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Mohammed Aba Al-Khail, signing an Indo-Saudi Arabia agreement for a credit assistances worth Rs 30 crore for India's Korapur-Rayagada Railway Line Project, in New Delhi on August 11, 1983.

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Then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, and Minister of Finance and National Economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Mohammed Aba Al-Khail, in New Delhi on August 11, 1983.

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The Minister of Trade of Burma, U.K. Hin Maung Gyi, calling on then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on November 26, 1984.

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I.V. Arkhipov, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Pranab Mukherjee Signing an Indo-Soviet agreement for Vishakhapatman Steel project in New Delhi on May 12, 1983.

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I.V. Arkhipov, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Pranab Mukherjee signing an Indo-Soviet agreement for Vishakhapatman Steel project in New Delhi on May 12, 1983.

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The Minister of Foreign Trade of DPR Korea, Cheil Kong Gun, calling on Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on November 19, 1984.

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I.V. Arkhipov, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Pranab Mukherjee signing an Indo-Soviet agreement for Vishakhapatman Steel project in New Delhi on May 12, 1983.

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Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the meeting of the National Savings Central Advisory Board in New Delhi on November 11, 1983.

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Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the Central Purchases Advisory Council meeting, in New Delhi on November 12, 1984.

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