Keshari Nath Tripathi

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Keshari Nath Tripathi
Keshari Nath Tripathi - Kolkata 2016-07-01 5591.JPG
Tripathi in 2016
20th Governor of West Bengal
In office
24 July 2014 – 29 July 2019
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Preceded byD. Y. Patil (additional charge)
Succeeded byJagdeep Dhankhar
Governor of Bihar
(Additional Charge)
In office
20 June 2017 – 29 September 2017
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byRam Nath Kovind
Succeeded bySatya Pal Malik
In office
27 November 2014 – 15 August 2015
Chief MinisterJitan Ram Manjhi
Nitish Kumar
Preceded byD. Y. Patil
Succeeded byRam Nath Kovind
Governor of Mizoram
(Additional Charge)
In office
4 April 2015 – 25 May 2015
Chief MinisterLal Thanhawla
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
Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byHari Krishna Srivastava
Succeeded byDhaniram Verma
In office
Preceded byBarkhu Ram Verma
Succeeded byMata Prasad Pandey
ConstituencyAllahabad South
Minister of Institutional finance and sales tax, Uttar Pradesh government
In office
Personal details
Born(1934-11-10)10 November 1934
Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
(now Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died8 January 2023(2023-01-08) (aged 88)
Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Keshari Nath Tripathi and Narendra Modi

Keshari Nath Tripathi (10 November 1934 – 8 January 2023) was an Indian politician who served as Governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. He briefly served as governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, and Mizoram at various times.[1] He was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly three times, and the president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh.

Personal life[edit]

Tripathi was born in Allahabad[1] on 10 November 1934 to Harish Chandra Tripathi and Shiva Devi.

Tripathi died in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on 8 January 2023, at age 88.[2]

Political career[edit]

Tripathi was a member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly six times, from 1977–1980 as part of the Jhusi constituency, and with five consecutive wins from Allahabad South in 1989–1991, 1991–1992, 1993–1995, 1996-2002 and 2002–2007. He was the cabinet minister for institutional finance and sales tax for Uttar Pradesh during the Janata Party regime from 1977 to 1979.[citation needed] He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party when it was founded in April 1980. He served as the speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1991–1993, 1997–2002 and from May 2002–March 2004.[citation needed]

On 14 July 2014, he was appointed governor of West Bengal and took oath on 24 July. He had additional charges as governor of Bihar from 27 November 2014–15 August 2015, and from 20 June 2017–29 September 2017, as governor of Meghalaya from 6 January 2015–19 May 2015, and as governor of Mizoram from 4 April 2015–25 May 2015 after Aziz Qureshi was dismissed.[3]

Other works[edit]

Tripathi practiced as a senior advocate at Allahabad High Court.[citation needed] He was also an author and poet of several books. His chief literary works are the anthologies Manonukriti and Aayu Pankh. His book Sanchayita: Keshari Nath Tripathi received many accolades,[citation needed]and his commentary on The Representation of People Act, 1951 is still widely esteemed.[citation needed] He wrote many other books in both Hindi and English. He was also a part of a Hindi poets gathering that takes place both in India and abroad.[citation needed]


Tripathi authored several books, including The Age of Wings, Sanchayita: Kesharinath Tripathi, Destination Jesus, and The Images. His books have been translated into several other languages as well.


  1. ^ a b "Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn in as new Bihar Governor".
  2. ^ "Keshari Nath Tripathi passed away". 8 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn-in as 16th Governor of Mizoram". Dailygkcapsule. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
D. Y. Patil
Additional Charge
Governor of West Bengal
July 2014 – 29 July 2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Meghalaya
January 2015 – May 2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Bihar
November 2014 – August 2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Bihar
June 2017 – October 2017
Succeeded by