Ganga Prasad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ganga Prasad
Ganga Prasad in July 2018 (portrait).JPG
Governor of Sikkim
Assumed office
26 August 2018
Governor of Meghalaya
In office
5 October 2017 – 25 August 2018
Preceded byBanwarilal Purohit
Succeeded byTathagata Roy
Personal details
Born (1937-07-08) 8 July 1937 (age 81)
Patna, Bihar, British India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Gangtok

Ganga Prasad is an Indian politician who is currently the Governor of the state of Sikkim and former Governor of Meghalaya.


Prasad was elected to the Legislative Council of Bihar in 1994 and had been a member for 18 years since then.[1][2][3]

On 30 September 2017, Prasad was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Meghalaya.[4]

On 26th August 2018, Prasad was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Sikkim, replacing Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil.[5]


  1. ^ "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Profiles of new Governors of TN, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Who is Ganga Prasad?". Indian Express. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "President Kovind Appoints 5 New Governors, Tamil Nadu Gets Its Own After A Year". NDTV. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ "In Gangtok, Ganga Prasad takes oath as new Governor of Sikkim, replaces Shriniwas Patil". FirstPost. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Banwarilal Purohit
Governor of Meghalaya
5 October 2017 – 25 August 2018
Succeeded by
Tathagata Roy
Preceded by
Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Governor of Sikkim
26 August 2018 – Present