Padmanabha Acharya

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His Excellency
Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
Governor of Tripura Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.jpg
Governor of Nagaland
Assumed office
19 July 2014
Preceded byAshwani Kumar
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Additional Charge[1]
In office
28 January 2017 – 3 October 2017
Preceded byV. Shanmuganathan
Succeeded byB. D. Mishra
Governor of Tripura
In office
21 July 2014 – 19 May 2015
Preceded byVakkom Purushothaman
Succeeded byTathagata Roy
Personal details
Born (1931-10-08) 8 October 1931 (age 87)
Udupi, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Smt. Kavita Acharya
ResidenceRaj Bhawan Nagaland
ProfessionPolitician

Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (born 8 October 1931) is an Indian politician. He is currently the Governor of Nagaland.

Early Life and Education[edit]

He is the son of Balakrishna and Radha Acharya. He was born in Udupi district in Karnataka, India.[2] He completed his matriculation from Christian High School, Udupi. He studied at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College (MGM College), Udupi in 1949.[3] After graduation, he worked in Mumbai and was associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was a member of Mumbai University's senate. He also completed LL.B degree from Mumbai University. He was credited with planning the University of Delhi's Gyanodaya Express college on wheels to North East India.

Career[edit]

He had held various positions in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before becoming governor. In 1980, Shree P.B. Acharya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was elected the BJP President of North West Bombay District in 1987 and later in 1989 became a committee member of the Mumbai BJP. In 1991, he was elected a national executive member of BJP in charge of the North Eastern States namely: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland of India. He was also all India national secretary of the BJP and in-charge of North Eastern States from 1995-2002. In 2002, he was the national executive member with the charge of Kerala & Lakshadweep and in 2005 of Tamil Nadu. Acharya was the national in charge of SC/ST Morcha and co-convenor of the Overseas Friends of BJP and the National Prabhari of North East India Samparka Cell. Acharya was actively engaged in My Home is India a project of ABVP for the tribal children from the North East, who were invited by the families of Mumbai city for educational purposes. Several students lived at his residence for several years (1969-79). He was involved in the activities (since 1975) of the Academy for Indian Tribal Dialects at Rani Ma Gaidinlu Bhavan – a publication wing of INFC and published 10 booklets on Tribal Nationalist leaders like Rani Ma Gaidinlu (Nagaland), U.Tirot Singh and Jaban Bay (Meghalaya), Dr. Dying Ering and Narottam (Arunachal Pradesh) and also publication of tribal proverbs, folk-tales and poems.

Governorship[edit]

Mr. Acharya was appointed Governor of Nagaland on 14 July 2014 after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the resignation of Tripura Governor Vakkom Purushothaman. [4] [5] [6] Between 12 December 2014 and 17 August 2016, Sri Acharya held additional charge as Governor of Assam.

[7] He was also the Governor of Tripura state of India from 21 July 2014 to 19 May 2015. He was also given additional charge as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh state of India on 26 January 2017. [8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Mukherjee accepts V Shanmuganathan's resignation". New Indian Express. 27 January 2017. Archived from the original on 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ "P B Acharya from Udupi elevated as Governor of Nagaland". daijiworld.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Government of Nagaland". www.nagaland.gov.in. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Page of Governor". nagaland.nic.in. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Ram Naik is new UP Governor, O.P. Kohli for Gujarat". Hindu-Journal. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Five states get new governors". Timesofindia-Journal. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  7. ^ "P B Acharya to assume additional charge as Assam Governor". The Indian Express. 11 December 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya takes over the charge of Arunachal Pradesh". Times of India. 28 January 2017. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ashwani Kumar
Governor of Nagaland
14 July 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Vakkom Purushothaman
Governor of Tripura
21 July 2014 – 19 May 2015
Succeeded by
Tathagata Roy
Preceded by
V. Shanmuganathan
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
27 January 2017 – 3 October 2017
Succeeded by
B. D. Mishra