A 340-page photo essay capturing moments from the Presidency of Pranab Mukherjee was released on Sunday, 2 July 2017, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM presented the first copy of the book to President Mukherjee at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” is published by The Statesman. The photo essay was curated and photographed by Varun Joshi. Besides the photographs taken by Joshi as he shadowed the President over several months, the book also draws on the archives of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” is available at a price of Rs.15,000. To buy a copy of it, contact Mr. Nitish Kapoor at +91-9599744461 or email to [email protected]

The photo essay was conceived as a tribute to the remarkable Presidency of Mukherjee.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi being escorted by The Statesman group chairman RP Gupta to the venue

The 566 photographs in the book ~460 taken by The Statesman and 106 drawn from Rashtrapati Bhavan archives ~ comprehensively cover Mukherjee’s Presidency and document his various roles ~ as a humane first citizen, as a thought-leader and patron of educational institutions and the arts, as the country’s face to the world and as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The photographs ~ including some outstanding portraits ~ are interspersed with some of the President’s profound thoughts.

“President Pranab Mukhejee – A Statesman” is a comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th Head of State.