Mukherji, was born at Dhaka, Bikrampur, on 1st March, 1934 a photographer
of International fame, a devotee of Mother Teresa, the founder
of Humanity Foundation, Calcutta circled the globe with his camera.
Mukherjee has given voluntary photographic service to Mother Teresa
for more than three decades.
Mukherjee, a roving Free-Lance Photographer for over five decades,
has been bestowed with National Press India Award for
his outstanding work on Eradication of Leprosy from
the President of India on Sept. 12, 1992.
is also the recipient of Artist Trust Award & Shelter Award
in 1991, Lok Shri Award in 1992, Manyaban Award in 1993 New Delhi
and Anubhav Award from Dubai in 1994. His not worthy achievements
include War Correspondent Cameraman covering Indo-Pak War during
1971, Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, 1981. Festival
of India in Tokyo with P.M. Rajiv Gandhi 1988, and Vietnam coverage
the years 1968 to 1998, Mukherji has to his laurels exhibitions
on Blindness, Leprosy, Cancer, Mentally retarded, Deaf & Dumb
children, Land & People and on Great Edward Steichen of USA,
lastly the Prestigious assignment by Parliament of India, on the
visit of Dr. Nelson Mandela in New Delhi 1995.
Indra Kumar Gujral, Ex-Prime Minister of India inaugurated an exhibition
of photographs on Bangladesh War by Pranab Mukherji at the Mavlankar
Hall New Delhi in 1972.
Narashima Rao, Ex-Prime Minister of India inaugurated a Memorial
exhibition of Ex Prime Minister Rajib Gandhi by Pranam Mukherji
at Tin Murti Bhawan. And another exhibition on Rajib Gandhis
birthday was inaugurated by Mr. Narashima Rao at the Parliament
House Anex 1994.
has undertaken extensive tours covering Australia, Bangladesh,
European continent, Japan, UAE, USSR (Festival of India in Moscow
as state Guest) UK, USA, Vietnam and SE Asia.
documentary Film on Mukherji was telecast on National Network in
1992. Presently devoted as the founder President, Humanity
Foundation being inspired by his association with Mother
Teresa for the last three decades, has become a humanist and the
present works are humanity through photography showing exhibition
on Eradication on Leprosy.
Leading News papers such as Times of India, Statesman, Hindustan
Times, Ananda Bazar Patrika, The Telegraph, Aaj, Milap, Amrita
Bazar Patrika, Juugantar, Basumati, Rastria Sahara, Ganasakti etc.
had given Justified coverage to Pranab Mukherji and his Creative
Mukherjis photographic work on Mother Teresa has been acclaimed
by the Associated Press of London, New Delhi, Calcutta T.V., German
T.V., French T.V., Canadian T.V., New Delhi T.V. and has been telecasted
to the international community during 1998 after the passing away
of Mother Teresa.
Mukherji was a member of the Rotary Club of Tollygunge, Calcutta
and was also a member of Royal Photographic Society of London,
Professional Photographers of America, Photographic society of
Teresa inaugurated an exhibition on "Eradication of Leprosy" by
Pranab Mukherji at "AIFAC Gallery" in New Delhi in the
of Mother Teresa have been published with the cover story in the
Time Magazine of USA on 29th December, 1979 issue.
of India made a documentary film on the life and work of Pranab
Mukherji in 1994 and has been telecasts. Out of more than 50,000
photographs on Mother Teresa taken by Mr. Mukherji during the span
of 30 years, an album of selected 100 photographs including the
photographs of last journey of funeral, where the world pays homage
to Mother, will be displayed in the great memorial exhibition as
a tribute by Pranab Mukherji.
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