List of Governors of Gujarat

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Gujarat is in western India.

The Governor of Gujarat is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Gujarat. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years and resides in Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.Kamla Beniwal is the current governor (assumed charge of office on 27 November 2009).

Powers and functions[edit]

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:

  • 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.

Governors of Gujarat[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Mehdi Nawaz Jung 1 May 1960 1 Aug 1965
2 Nityanand Kanungo 1 Aug 1965 7 Dec 1967
3 P.N. Bhagwati 7 Dec 1967 26 Dec 1967
4 Shriman Narayan 26 Dec 1967 17 Mar 1973
5 P.N. Bhagwati 17 Mar 1973 4 Apr 1973
6 Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham 4 Apr 1973 14 Aug 1978
7 Sharda Mukherjee 14 Aug 1978 6 Aug 1983
8 Kizhekethil Mathew Chandy 6 Aug 1983 26 Apr 1984
9 Braj Kumar Nehru 26 Apr 1984 26 Feb 1986
10 Ram Krishna Trivedi 26 Feb 1986 2 May 1990
11 Mahipal Shastri 2 May 1990 21 Dec 1990
12 Sarup Singh 21 Dec 1990 1 Jul 1995
13 Naresh Chandra 1 Jul 1995 1 Mar 1996
14 Krishna Pal Singh 1 Mar 1996 25 Apr 1998
15 Anshuman Singh 25 Apr 1998 16 Jan 1999
16 K.G. Balakrishnan[1] 16 Jan 1999 18 Mar 1999
17 Sunder Singh Bhandari 18 Mar 1999 7 May 2003
18 Kailashpati Mishra 7 May 2003 2 Jul 2004
19 Balram Jakhar 2 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004
20 Nawal Kishore Sharma 24 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2009
21 S.C. Jamir [2] 24 Jul 2009 26 Nov 2009
22 Kamla Beniwal 27 Nov 2009 6 July 2014
23 Margaret Alva 6 July 2014 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ K.G. Balakrishnan as Governor of Gujarat
  2. ^ Jamir served as acting governor during Dwivedi's official term of service as well as after his death.

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