Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President

At 64, the woman who will be India's 15th president, taking over from Ram Nath Kovind

"She is deeply spiritual and soft-spoken person," said Basant Kumar Panda, BJP leader and Lok Sabha member from Kalahandi.

"Droupadi Murmu has been through a lot of pain and struggle, but doesn't get rattled by adversity," said former Odisha BJP president Manmohan Samal.