List of Governors of Bihar

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Bihar is in northeast India.

The Governor of Bihar is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Bihar. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years. As of 2013 Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil was the governor of Bihar.

Powers and functions[edit]

The Governor has:

  • Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
  • Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha or Vidhan Parishad, and
  • Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the Governor.

In his ex-officio capacity, the Governor of Bihar is Chancellor of the universities of Bihar (at present 12) as per the Acts of the Universities.

Governors of Bihar[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Sir James Sifton 1 April 1936 11 March 1937
2 Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett 11 March 1937 5 August 1939
3 Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart 5 August 1939 9 January 1943
4 Sir Thomas George Rutherford 9 January 1943 March 1943
5 Sir Francis Mudie (acting) March 1943 1944
6 Sir Thomas George Rutherford 1944 13 May 1946
7 Sir Hugh Dow 13 May 1946 15 August 1947
8 Jairamdas Daulatram 15 August 1947 11 January 1948
9 Madhav Shrihari Aney 12 January 1948 14 June 1952
10 R. R. Diwakar 15 June 1952 5 July 1957
11 Zakir Hussain 6 July 1957 11 May 1962
12 M. A. S. Ayyangar 12 May 1962 6 December 1967
13 Nityanand Kanungo 7 December 1967 20 January 1971
14 Dev Kant Baruah 1 February 1971 4 February 1973
15 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare 4 February 1973 15 June 1976
16 Jagannath Kaushal 16 June 1976 31 January 1979
17 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 20 September 1979 15 March 1985
18 P. Venkatasubbaiah 15 March 1985 25 February 1988
19 Govind Narain Singh 26 February 1988 24 January 1989
20 R.D. Pradhan 29 January 1989 2 February 1989
21 Jagannath Pahadia 3 March 1989 2 February 1990
22 Mohammad Saleem 16 February 1990 13 February 1991
23 Mohammad Shafi Qureshi 19 March 1991 13 August 1993
24 A R Kidwai 14 August 1993 26 April 1998
25 S S Bhandari 27 April 1998 15 March 1999
26 V. C. Pande 23 November 1999 12 June 2003
27 M R Jois 12 June 2003 31 October 2004
28 Buta Singh 5 November 2004 29 January 2006
29 Gopalkrishna Gandhi 31 January 2006 21 June 2006
30 R. S. Gavai 22 June 2006 10 July 2008
31 R. L. Bhatia 10 July 2008 23 July 2009
32 Devanand Konwar 24 July 2009 08 March 2013
33 D. Y. Patil 09 March 2013 present

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