NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu has suffered several personal losses during her journey from Mayurbhanj, a tribal dominated district in Odisha, to the country’s top constitutional post. Murmu has been through many struggles in her life.
In just six years between 2009 and 2015, Murmu lost her husband, two sons, mother and brother. She had three children — two sons and a daughter. One of her sons died in 2009 and the second son died in a road accident three years later. Earlier, she lost her husband Shyam Charan Murmu due to cardiac arrest. Her daughter Itishree works in a bank in Odisha.
According to reports, during that time Murmu became a keen practitioner of meditational techniques of Brahma Kumaris, a movement she took to after her personal losses. It was around 13 years ago when she first got connected with the Brahma Kumari Sansthan in Mount Abu.