List of governors of Gujarat
|Governor of Gujarat|
|Residence||Raj Bhavan; Gandhinagar|
|Appointer||President of India|
|Term length||Five Years|
|Inaugural holder||Mehdi Nawaz Jung|
|Formation||15 August 1947|
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. Om Prakash Kohli is an incumbent Governor.
Powers and functions
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
|#||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||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 ||30 Jul 2009||26 Nov 2009|
|22||Kamala Beniwal||27 Nov 2009||6 July 2014|
|23||Margaret Alva||7 July 2014||15 July 2014|
|24||Om Prakash Kohli||16 July 2014||Incumbent|
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- Jamir served as acting governor during Dwivedi's official term of service as well as after his death.
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