K. Sankaranarayanan

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Not to be confused with K R Narayanan.
K Sankaranarayanan
21st Governor of Maharashtra
In office
22 January 2010 – 24 August 2014
Preceded by S C Jamir
Succeeded by C. Vidyasagar Rao
Governor of Assam
In office
26 June 2009 – 27 July 2009
Preceded by Shiv Charan Mathur
Succeeded by Syed Sibtey Razi
13th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
In office
4 September 2007 – 26 January 2008
Preceded by S. K. Singh
Succeeded by Joginder Jaswant Singh
Personal details
Born (1932-10-15) 15 October 1932 (age 82)
Kerala
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Prof K Radha
Children 1 daughter
Religion Hindu

Kateekal Sankaranarayanan (born 1932) is the ex-governor of the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] He had also served as the Governor of Nagaland and Jharkhand.[2] Prior to his appointment as Governor, he had served as a Minister in several Congress led governments of Kerala headed by Chief Ministers A K Antony and K Karunakaran.[3] on 24 August 2014 he was transferred by the NDA government to Mizoram.

Sankaranarayanan was also asked to assume the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh during the absence on leave of S K Singh. The swear-in ceremony was held on 7 April 2007. When Singh was appointed Governor of Rajasthan on 19 August 2007, Sankaranarayanan was also appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,[4] and he was sworn in on 4 September 2007.[5] He remained in that post until January 2008, when Joginder Jaswant Singh became governor of Arunachal Pradesh. On 22 January 2010, he was sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra.[6] On 27 August 2011 he was given additional charge of Goa till the Indian government appointed B V Wanchoo to the post on 4 May 2012.[7]

Early life and career[edit]

Shri K Sankaranarayanan, veteran Congress leader, was born on 15 October 1932 as the son of Shri A Sankaran Nair and Smt K Lekshmi Amma.

He entered politics while a student, and had been an active member of the Students Organisation since 1946. Shri Sankaranarayanan became elected to 5th KLA from Thrithala, 6th KLA from Sreekrishnapuram, 8th KLA from Ottappalam and later, also to the 11th KLA, from Palghat constituency as Indian National Congress member.

From 11 April 1977 to 25 April 1977 he handled the portfolios of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Community Development, in the Ministry headed by Shri K Karunakaran. From 27 April 1977 to 27 October 1978, he handled the same portfolios in the Ministry headed by Shri A K Antony. Again from 26 May 2001 to 29 August 2004, he was the Minister for Finance in the Ministry headed by Shri A K Antony. He held the portfolios of Excise as well, till 10 February 2004. From 1989 to 1991 he served also as the Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts and from 1980 to 1982 he was the Chairman of Committee on Government Assurances. And from 1985 to 2001, he was the Convenor of the UDF. Along with, he held various positions in the party as Secretary, District Congress Committee, President, KPCC (O), General Secretary, KPCC, Member, All India Working Committee, and Member, Parliamentary Board Congress (O).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sankaranarayanan to be sworn in as Maha Governor on January 22". Zee News. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Narayanan appointed West Bengal Governor; Shivraj Patil for Punjab". The Hindu. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "K Sankaranarayanan is new Nagaland Governor", Times of India, January 19, 2007.
  4. ^ "Tiwari appointed new Andhra governor", IST, TNN (The Times of India), August 20, 2007.
  5. ^ "Sankaranarayan takes additional charge as Arunachal Governor", PTI (The Hindu), September 4, 2007.
  6. ^ "Sankaranarayanan sworn in Maharashtra Governor". Press Trust of India. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Former SPG chief BV Wanchoo new Goa Governor". Daily News and Analysis. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
Government offices
Preceded by
S.K. Singh
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Joginder Jaswant Singh
Preceded by
Shiv Charan Mathur
Governor of Assam
2009
Succeeded by
Syed Sibtey Razi
Preceded by
S C Jamir
Governor of Maharashtra
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Vidyasagar Rao