Keshari Nath Tripathi

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Keshari Nath Tripathi
Keshari Nath Tripathi - Kolkata 2016-07-01 5591.JPG
Tripathi in 2016
27th Governor of West Bengal
In office
24 July 2014 – 29 July 2019
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Preceded byD. Y. Patil
Succeeded byJagdeep Dhankhar
Governor of Bihar (Addl. charge)
In office
20 June 2017 – 29 September 2017
Preceded byRam Nath Kovind
Succeeded bySatya Pal Malik
In office
27 November 2014 – 15 August 2015
Preceded byD. Y. Patil
Succeeded byRam Nath Kovind
Governor of Mizoram (Addl.charge)
In office
4 April 2015 - 25 May 2015
Preceded byAziz Qureshi
Succeeded byNirbhay Sharma
14th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
6 January 2015 – 19 May 2015
Chief MinisterMukul Sangma
Preceded byKrishan Kant Paul
Succeeded byV. Shanmuganathan
Personal details
Born (1934-11-10) 10 November 1934 (age 85)
Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
(now Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Sudha Tripathi
Keshari Nath Tripathi and Narendra Modi

Keshari Nath Tripathi (born 10 November 1934) is an Indian politician and the former 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 was 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 in Allahabad[3] to Pandit Harish Chandra Tripathi and Smt. Shiva Devi.

Keshari Nath Tripathi is married to Sudha Tripathi and has three children.[citation needed]

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

Other works[edit]

Tripathi 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.


  1. ^ "Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn in as new Bihar Governor".
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  4. ^ "New Governors of UP, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Nagaland named". IANS. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn-in as 16th Governor of Mizoram". Dailygkcapsule. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Ram Kovind, Acharya Vrat appointed as Governors of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh". Indian Express. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
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Government offices
Preceded by
D. Y. Patil
Additional Charge
Governor of West Bengal
July 2014 - 29 July 2019
Succeeded by
Jagdeep Dhankhar
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
Preceded by
Ram Nath Kovind
Governor of Bihar
June 2017 - October 2017
Succeeded by
Satya Pal Malik