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Ganeshi Lal
Lal in 2018
25th Governor of Odisha
In office
29 May 2018 – 30 October 2023
Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik
Preceded bySatya Pal Malik (Additional charge)
Succeeded byRaghubar Das
Member of the Legislative Assembly
In office
ConstituencySirsa, Haryana[1]
Personal details
Born (1941-03-01) 1 March 1941 (age 83)
Sirsa, Punjab, British India
(present-day Haryana, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Susheela Devi
(m. 2020, died)

Ganeshi Lal (born 1 March 1941) is an Indian politician who served as the 25th Governor of Odisha.[2]

Early life and career

Ganeshi Lal was born in Sirsa, Haryana on 1 March 1941.[3] He received a university degree in English and a post-graduate degree in mathematics. Subsequently, he worked as a professor in different Government colleges in Haryana between 1964 and 1991.

From 2003 to 2006 he served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana unit.[4]

He has authored a book on Bhagavad Gita titled Non-attached Attachment.[5]

Personal life

Lal married Sushila Devi,[3] who died on 23 November 2020 due to COVID-19.[6][7] They have seven children.


  1. ^ "Sirsa Election Result". Mapsofindia. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Haryana BJP leader Professor Ganeshi Lal is new Odisha Governor". Tribune. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "RAJ BHAVAN ODISHA". www.rajbhavanodisha.gov.in. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  4. ^ "List of Ex State Presidents". BJPHaryana.org.
  5. ^ "Odisha Governor receives first copy of his book 'Nonattached Attachment' - Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly". 1 July 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Odisha Governor's wife Sushila Devi passes away after testing positive for COVID-19". The New Indian Express. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Odisha Guv Ganeshi Lal's wife dies of post coronavirus complications". Business Standard India. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.

Political offices
Preceded by
Satya Pal Malik
(Additional Charge)
Governor of Odisha
29 May 2018 - 30 October 2023
Succeeded by

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