Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa

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Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa (born 1944) was the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, a state in northeast India, serving since August 2016. A retired Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1968 batch, he ended his career as Chief Secretary of Assam.[1]


He did M.A in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Earlier Rajkhowa finished his schooling from Jorhat Government High School, Intermediate in Arts from J.B College, Jorhat, and B.A (Hons) in Economics from Cotton College, Guwahati. Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was removed from the office by President Pranab Mukherjee on 12th Sept 2016. Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rajkhowa "shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh".[2]


He was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 12 May 2015.

While on deputation to the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), New Delhi, a Government of India Public Sector Enterprise, he guided and supervised the publication of the "Do's & Don't's" and was also the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the journal titled "Sachetak". Mr Rajkhowa also authored a book, Central Vigilance Mechanism with special reference to P.S.E's, besides contributing a number of articles to leading newspapers.

The major work of Mr Rajkhowa, which earned him accolade from historians, scholars, intellectuals, military experts and the general readers, is Generalissimo Chilarai and his times, a historical biography on the legendary Koch king Chilarai.

Rajkhowa's other influential work was his second historical biography called Sankardeva: His life preachings & practices. The book's topic was Srimanta Sankardeva, a cultural and religious figure of Assamese history.


Political offices
Preceded by
Nirbhay Sharma
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
12 May 2015 – 12 September 2016
Succeeded by
V. Shanmuganathan