Shyam Charan Murmu (Droupadi Murmu’s Husband) Wiki, Age, Death, Biography & More

Shyam Charan Murmu (2014-1958) was an Indian bank officer, who died of a cardiac arrest. He is known for being the husband of the 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu.


Shyam Charan Murmu was born on Tuesday, 1 April 1958 (age 56 years; at the time of death) in Pahadpur Village, Badampahar (Mayurbhanj), Odisha, India. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.

Husband & Children

While Shyam was studying in college, he met Droupadi Murmu, who was pursuing her graduation. Initially, they became friends, and soon fell in love with each other. According to the sources, in 1980, he met Droupadi’s parents to have a conversation about his marriage with Droupadi. Reportedly, Biranchi Narayan Tudu (Droupadi’s father) rejected Shyam’s proposal and was upset with Droupadi. Later, Shyam, along with his relatives and friends, convinced Droupadi’s father to approve of their marriage. In an interview, Shyam’s uncle talked about Shyam and Droupadi’s marriage, he said,
Droupadi belongs to the Santhal tribe in which the dowry usually comes from the groom’s side, and during their marriage, it was decided that the groom’s side would give 1 bullock, 1 cow, and 16 pairs of clothes as dowry to the bride’s side.”
After convincing Droupadi’s father, Shyam and Droupadi got married in 1980. Later, Droupadi Murmu started working as a teacher. Droupadi began her political career in 1997 when she became the councillor of the Rairangpur district of Odisha. In the same year, she also served as the Vice- Chairperson of Rairangpur. In 2022, the BJP selected Droupadi as a candidate for the 2022 Indian Presidential Elections. On 21 July 2022, she was elected as the 15th President of India, defeating Yashwant Sinha in the 2022 Indian Presidential Elections.
Shyam Charan Murmu with his wife Droupadi Murmu
In 1984, the couple was blessed with a daughter, who died when she was 3 years old. The couple then had two sons named Laxman Murmu and Sipun Murmu, and a daughter named Itishree Murmu, who works as a banker. On 25 October 2009, Laxman Murmu died under mysterious circumstances, and on 2 January 2013, Sipun Murmu died in an accident.
A collage of Shyam Charan Murmu’s sons Lakshman and Sipun
Shyam Charan Murmu’s wife and daughter

Other Relative(s)

His father-in-law’s name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu, who worked as a farmer. His brothers-in-law are Bhagat Tudu and Taranisen Tudu.
Shyam Charan Murmu’s wife with her mother
Shyam Charan Murmu’s younger brother-in-law with his wife


Shyam belonged to a Hindu family.


He was born in a Scheduled Tribe (Santhal) family.


Shyam Charan Murmu worked as an office bearer at the Bank of India and Odisha Unit of BOIO. He was then transferred to Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj, Odisha.


On 1 August 2014, he died of a cardiac arrest.


  • Shyam Charan used to follow a non-vegetarian diet.
  • In the memory of Shyam Charan Murmu and his sons, Shyam’s wife Droupadi converted her home into a boarding school named SLS (Shyam, Laxman & Sipun) Memorial Residential School in Pahadpur. In the school, there is a memorial of Shyam and his sons.
    The memorial of Droupadi Murmu’s husband and sons at SLS (Shyam, Laxman & Sipun) Memorial Residential School in Pahadpur

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