She also became the first tribal president of India and the second female president in the country's history.
Murmu hails from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district and comes from a tribal community
Having been born into a tribal family that was battling with poverty in one of the country's most remote and underdeveloped districts, her childhood had been full of challenges.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Arts from Ramadevi Women's College in Bhubaneswar and served as a junior assistant in the irrigation and power department in the Odisha government.
She started as a teacher and then entered into Odisha politics
Murmu began her political career as the vice-chairman of the Rairangpur NAC.
In 2015, Murmu was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand
She was also the first Odia woman and tribal leader to be named governor of an Indian state and serve for the full term of her office.