Kaptan Singh Solanki

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Kaptan Singh Solanki
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17th Governor of Tripura
In office
22 August 2018 – 28 July 2019
Chief MinisterBiplab Kumar Deb
Preceded byTathagata Roy
Succeeded byRamesh Bais
15th Governor of Haryana
In office
27 July 2014 – 21 August 2018
Chief MinisterBhupinder Singh Hooda
Manohar Lal Khattar
Preceded byJagannath Pahadia
Succeeded bySatyadev Narayan Arya
Governor of Punjab
(Additional charge)
In office
21 January 2015 – 22 August 2016
Chief MinisterParkash Singh Badal
Preceded byShivraj Patil
Succeeded byV. P. Singh Badnore
Personal details
Born (1939-07-01) 1 July 1939 (age 80)
Garhpara, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
(now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Rani (1959–present)
Children5
ProfessionPolitician

Kaptan Singh Solanki (born 1 July 1939) is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the 17th Governor of Tripura. From August 2009, he was the member of the Parliament of India representing Madhya Pradesh State in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house until May 2014.

He studied at Vikram University, Ujjain, P.G.B.T. College, Ujjain and Maharani Luxmibai College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He served as a teacher in Banmor, Morena district from 1958 to 1965 and later became a professor at P.G.V. College, Gwalior from 1966 to 1999.[1] He has been appointed the Governor of Haryana to replace Jagannath Pahadia whose five years terms ends on 26 July 2014.[2]

He has been married to Shrimati Rani Solanki since 1959, two daughters and three sons.[3]

Positions held[edit]

  • Governor of Tripura from 22 August 2018 to 28 July 2019
  • Governor of Punjab (additional charge) from 21st January 2015 to 22nd August 2016
  • Governor of Haryana from 27th July 2014 to 21st August 2018
  • Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
  • July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • April 2012 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (second term)
  • Aug. 2012 to May 2014 Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jagannath Pahadia
Governor of Haryana
27 July 2014 – 25 August 2018
Succeeded by
Satyadev Narayan Arya
Preceded by
Shivraj Patil
Governor of Punjab
21 January 2015 – 22 August 2016
Succeeded by
V. P. Singh Badnore
Preceded by
Shivraj Patil
Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh
21 January 2015 – 22 August 2016
Succeeded by
V. P. Singh Badnore
Preceded by
Tathagata Roy
Governor of Tripura
25 August 2018 – 28 July 2019
Succeeded by
Ramesh Bais