Keshari Nath Tripathi

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Keshari Nath Tripathi
केसरी नाथ त्रिपाठी
Keshari Nath Tripathi - Kolkata 2016-07-01 5591.JPG
Tripathi in 2016
24th Governor of West Bengal
Assumed office
24 July 2014
Preceded by D. Y. Patil
Governor of Bihar (Addl. charge)
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Preceded by Ram Nath Kovind
In office
27 November 2014 – 15 August 2015
Personal details
Born (1934-11-10) 10 November 1934 (age 82)
Allahabad, United Provinces, British Raj (now Uttar Pradesh, India)
Spouse(s) Sudha Tripathi
Residence Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Keshari Nath Tripathi and Narendra Modi

Keshari Nath Tripathi (Hindi: केसरी नाथ त्रिपाठी; born 10 November 1934) is an Indian politician and the present Governor of West Bengal. He took oath as Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014 and as Governor of Bihar on 27 November, same year.[1] He was sworn in as the Governor of Mizoram on 4 April 2015.[2] He is a Veteran BJP leader. Earlier, he was the speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 10 November 1935 in Allahabad[3] to Pandit Harish Chandra Tripathi and Smt. Shiva Devi. Keshari nath Tripathi is married to Sudha Tripathi and has three children, the eldest being Ms. Namita Tripathi, followed by son Mr. Neeraj Tripathi and youngest daughter Mrs. Nidhi Ojha. His son is an advocate at the Allahabad High Court. None of Mr. Tripathi's children are in politics.His daughter Nidhi Ojha is married to an Army officer. Mr.Tripathi's home town is at Allahabad but at the moment he resides at the Raj Bhavan of Bihar from 20 June 2017. .

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly five times viz.1977-1980, 1989-1991,1991-1992,1993-1995, 1996-2002 and 2002-2007.He served as the Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly from 1991-1993, 1997 to 2002 and from May 2002 to March 2004. He also held the position of Cabinet Minister, Institutional finance and Sales Tax in U.P. during the Janata Party regime from 1977-1979. He is also only Minister nominated 3 times as the Honorable Speaker of Vidhan Sabha.[citation needed]. On 14 July 2014 he was named as the next Governor of West Bengal. On 27 November 2014 he was sworn in as the Governor of Bihar and on 6 January 2015 he was sworn in as the Governor of Meghalaya[4] Keshari Nath Tripathi[5] on 4 April 2015 was sworn-in as the 16th Governor of Mizoram. He will discharge the functions of the Governor of Mizoram in addition to his own duties as Governor of West Bengal and Bihar. He replaced Aziz Qureshi, who was sacked by Union Government on 28 March 2015. Congress-ruled Mizoram has seen seven governors in eight months.

Senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind replaced Keshari Nath Tripathi as the Governor of Bihar in August 2015.[6]

Kesrinath Tripathi has been given additional charge as Governor of Bihar on 20 June 2017.[7]

Other Works[edit]

He practiced as a Senior Advocate at Allahabad High Court. He is also an author and a poet and has published several books. His chief literary works are two anthologies called 'Manonukriti' and 'Aayu Pankh. On the professional side, his commentary on The Representation of People Act, 1951 is still widely esteemed. Aside from that he has written many other books not only in Hindi but also in English. He is also a part of the Hindi poets gathering that takes place both in India and abroad.


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Government offices
Preceded by
D. Y. Patil
Governor of West Bengal
July 2014 - present
Preceded by
Krishan Kant Paul
Governor of Meghalaya
January 2015 - May 2015
Succeeded by
V. Shanmuganathan
Preceded by
D. Y. Patil
Governor of Bihar
November 2014 - August 2015
Succeeded by
Ram Nath Kovind