List of governors of Punjab (India)

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Governor of Punjab
ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਰਾਜਪਾਲ
V P Singh Badnore.JPG
Incumbent
Vijayendra Pal Singh Badnore

since 22 August 2016
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan; Chandigarh
NominatorPresident of India
AppointerChief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court
Term lengthFive Years
PrecursorGovernor of Punjab (British India)
Inaugural holderChandulal Madhavlal Trivedi
Formation15 July 1948; 71 years ago (1948-07-15)
WebsitePunjabrajbhavan

This is a List of the Governors of Punjab state in India since its independence on 15 August 1947. Since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the Administrator of Chandigarh as well.

Rajpramukh (Governor) of PEPSU (1948-1956)[edit]

Rajpramukh
(Governor)
Portrait Tenure [1] Uparajpramukh
(Lieutenant Governor)
Portrait Appointed by
Yadavindra Singh Yadvinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur (1971).jpg 15 July 1948 1 November 1956 8 years, 109 days Jagatjit Singh Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh- al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh, Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI , GCIE , GBE.jpg C. Rajagopalachari

Governors of Punjab[edit]

S. No Name Portrait Tenure [2] Nominated by
(President)
Governor of Punjab (1947-1966) (Punjab, Haryana and Himachal)
1 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi.png 15 August 1947 5 May 1952 5 years, 208 days L. Mountbatten (GGI)
5 May 1952 11 March 1953 Rajendra Prasad
2 Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh.png 11 March 1953 15 September 1958 5 years, 188 days
3 Narahar Vishnu Gadgil
N.V. Gadgil at Bharatpur Railway Station for the inauguration of the Matsya States Union (March 1948) (Cropped).png
15 September 1958 1 October 1962 4 years, 16 days
4 Pattom A. Thanu Pillai Pattom A Thanupillai.jpg 1 October 1962 4 May 1964 1 year, 216 days S. Radhakrishnan
5 Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim - 4 May 1964 1 September 1965 1 year, 120 days
6 Sardar Ujjal Singh - 1 September 1965 26 June 1966 298 days
7 Dharma Vira Dharma Vir, ICS.jpg 27 June 1966 continued (1 November 1966) 309 days
Governor of Punjab (Punjab) (1966-Present)
7 Dharma Vira Dharma Vir, ICS.jpg continued (1 November 1966) 1 June 1967
- Mehar Singh (Acting) - 1 June 1967 16 October 1967 137 days Zakir Husain
8 D. C. Pavate 16 October 1967 21 May 1973 5 years, 217 days
9 Mahendra Mohan Choudhry - 21 May 1973 1 September 1977 4 years, 103 days V. V. Giri
- Ranjit Singh Narula
(Acting)
- 1 September 1977 24 September 1977 23 days Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
10 Jaisukh Lal Hathi Jaisukh lal Hathi.png 24 September 1977 26 August 1981 3 years, 336 days
11 Aminuddin Ahmad Khan Loharu State, State Court Fee Stamp, 8 Annas.JPG 26 August 1981 21 April 1982 238 days
12 Marri Chenna Reddy Marri Chenna Reddy.png 21 April 1982 7 February 1983 292 days
- S. S. Sandhawalia (Acting) - 7 February 1983 21 February 1983 14 days Zail Singh
13 Anant Prasad Sharma - 21 February 1983 10 October 1983 231 days
14 Bhairab Dutt Pande - 10 October 1983 3 July 1984 267 days
15 Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala - 3 July 1984 14 March 1985 254 days
16 Arjun Singh Arjun Singh 237.jpg 14 March 1985 14 November 1985 245 days
- Hokishe Sema (Addl. charge) - 14 November 1985 26 November 1985 12 days
17 Shankar Dayal Sharma Shankar Dayal Sharma 36.jpg 26 November 1985 2 April 1986 127 days
18 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 2 April 1986 8 December 1989 3 years, 250 days
19 Nirmal Mukarji - 8 December 1989 14 June 1990 188 days R. Venkataraman
20 Virendra Verma - 14 June 1990 18 December 1990 187 days
21 Om Prakash Malhotra General Om Prakash Malhotra.jpg 18 December 1990 7 August 1991 232 days
22 Surendra Nath - 7 August 1991 9 July 1994 2 years, 336 days
- Sudhakar Panditrao Kurdukar (Acting) - 10 July 1994 18 September 1994 70 days Shankar Dayal Sharma
23 B. K. N. Chhibber - 18 September 1994 27 November 1999 5 years, 70 days
24 J. F. R. Jacob JFR Jacob.jpg 27 November 1999 8 May 2003 3 years, 162 days K. R. Narayanan
25 Om Prakash Verma - 8 May 2003 3 November 2004 1 year, 179 days A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
- Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (Addl. charge) - 3 November 2004 16 November 2004 13 days
26 Sunith Francis Rodrigues General Sunith Francis Rodrigues.jpg 16 November 2004 22 January 2010 5 years, 67 days
27 Shivraj Patil Shivraj Patil.jpg 22 January 2010 22 January 2015 5 years, 0 days Pratibha Patil
- Kaptan Singh Solanki (Addl. charge) Kaptan Singh Solanki (2).jpg 22 January 2015 22 August 2016 1 year, 213 days Pranab Mukherjee
28 V. P. Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg 22 August 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 83 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[3]

  1. ^ PEPSU
  2. ^ Former Governors of Punjab
  3. ^ "Indian states since 1947". Worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 5 February 2019.

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