Devanand Konwar

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Devanand Konwar
Governor of Tripura
In office
25 March 2012 – 28 June 2014
Preceded by D. Y. Patil
Succeeded by Vakkom Purushothaman
Governor of Bihar
In office
29 June 2009 – 21 March 2012
Preceded by R. L. Bhatia
Succeeded by D. Y. Patil
Governor of West Bengal
In office
14 December 2009 – 23 January 2010
Preceded by Gopal Krishna Gandhi
Succeeded by M. K. Narayanan
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Political party Congress
Alma mater University of Delhi
Gauhati University
Website Official Website

Devanand Konwar (Assamese: দেৱানন্দ কোঁৱৰ) is a senior congressman from Assam and the Governor of Indian state of Tripura.


He started his career as a Lecturer in the English Department in Cotton College, Guwahati. Later he has given his services to American Standard Vacuum Oil Company in Mumbai in 1961 as Marketing Manager and worked there for seven years, coordinating Petroleum Products distribution Networks in Northern and Eastern India from Trombay, Vizag, Barauni,Noonmati, Digboi Refineries and Budge-Budge sea Terminaland other Company Inland Product Terminals. In 1968-69 he established a Degree College in Guwahati City known as Guwahati College as its founder Principal. In November 1969 he joined Gauhati High Court Bar and practiced there as well as in the Supreme Court of India as an Advocate till 1991. Professionally served as Government Advocate for the States of Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in the Gauhati High Court. He joined the Indian National Congress Party as a Student Leader in 1955 and had never been out of it till today. He held various Party posts at District and State Levels at different times including General Secretaryship and Vice-Presidency of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1983-1991. He had been chosen to lead a composite 28-member Friends of Soviet Union Delegation composed of participants from Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu to Moscow, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, Kiev, Sochi, Leningrad, etc. in 1988. He is serving as the Governor of Bihar. While his service as the Governor of Bihar he was also given an additional charge as the Governor of West Bengal until he was succeeded by Mayankote Kelath Narayanan on 24 January 2011.

Political life[edit]

He joined the Indian National Congress Party in 1955 as a Student Leader. He has been the Cabinet minister in the state government of Assam in 1991 Hiteswar Saikia Govt. and in 2001 Tarun Gogoi Govt.