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
(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 byWaqar Ahmad Shah
ConstituencyAllahabad South
Finance Minister of Uttar Pradesh
In office
Personal details
Born (1934-11-10) 10 November 1934 (age 87)
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, who served as Governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. He also had additional charge for short stints as governor of Bihar, Meghalaya and Mizoram.[1] He was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly for three times, and the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Prayagraj[2] 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 six times viz. 1977-1980 (Jhusi constituency), and with five consecutive wins from Dakshin Prayagraj seat in 1989–1991, 1991–1992, 1993–1995, 1996-2002 and 2002–2007. He was Cabinet Minister, Institutional finance and Sales Tax in U.P. during the Janata Party regime from 1977 to 1979. He joined BJP when it was founded in April 1980. He served as the Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly from 1991 to 1993, 1997 to 2002 and from May 2002 to March 2004.

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

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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  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