A book titled “The 13th presidency Pranab Mukherjee years in Rashtrapati Bhavan” was published by President’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of farewell to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
|13th presidency book cover|
Spanning the charm of the President personality was beautifully captured by ace photographer Varun Joshi who had tried to depict his 5 year tenure in this unique picture. Many photographers from India and abroad have clicked lakhs of pictures of the Hon’ble President but the cover shot of President of India – Pranab Mukherjee photographed by ace photographer Varun Joshi was selected & chosen as it depicts the right mood of the president – affectionate, loving, pensive, intelligent, a statesman and a world leader, all in one picture.
|Varun Joshi Photographer|
In his own words Varun Joshi elucidates that he considers capturing different moods of the Hon’ble President “as the most enriching experience of my life, what I experience cannot be interpreted in any image”. He also feels that the time spent with the president taught him different shades of life particularly how to be modest and humble in life even after occupying the most important post of the country.
The introduction of the book has been given by Ms. Omita Paul – Secretary to the President. The book has been segregated in sections – change and renewal (the first year of presidency 2012 -13), growth and revival (the second year of presidency 2013-14), forging ahead with energy (the third year of presidency 2014 -15), racing past milestones (the fourth year of presidency 2015-16), reaching the goalpost (the fifth year of presidency 2016-17).
Ace Photographer Varun Joshi, has also done a Coffee Table Book on the President of India “President Pranab Mukherjee- AStatesman Photographed And Curated by Varun Joshi” Varun’s work has been appreciated by Prime Minister of India.