Families with surnames Mukhati or Mukhuti are believed to be of the same origins as Mukherjees and it is possible that these surnames represent the older forms of the Mukherjee surname. According to a rather questionable alternative hypothesis in common belief, Mukhati or Mukhuti came to be the surname of some Mukherjees who took to the fields and worked with the langol (plough) akin to the Babhans in neighbouring Bihar.
There are several hypotheses on the origin of the jee in Mukherjee (and in the related Chatterjee and Banerjee surnames). The widely held belief is that it originates from Jha or Ojha, a common Brahmin surname in the Gangetic Plains of Northern India (modern day Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), possibly a throw back to their common past.
The Last Leg ; After spending nearly four decades in government, Pranab Mukherjee says he's had enough. He will not serve in any future Cabinet, even if Rahul Gandhi is the prime minister. The shift towards tomorrow's Congress has begun.
Oct 25, 2010; The last thing Pranab Mukherjee does every night is to write down the day's events in a diary that has become the first...