Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
|Governor of Nagaland|
14 July 2014
|Preceded by||Ashwani Kumar|
|Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
28 January 2017
|Preceded by||V. Shanmuganathan|
|Governor of Tripura|
21 July 2014 – 19 May 2015
|Preceded by||Vakkom Purushothaman|
|Succeeded by||Tathagata Roy|
8 October 1931 |
Udupi, Karnataka, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Kavita Acharya|
|Residence||Raj Bhawan Nagaland|
Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (born 8 October 1931) is an Indian politician. He was appointed Governor of Nagaland on 14 July 2014 after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of Tripura Governor Vakkom Purushothaman. He also took the oath as the Hon'ble Governor of Assam (additional charge) on 12 December 2014 and was in office as the governor of Assam state of India till 17 August 2016 . He was also the Governor of Tripura state of India(Bharat)from 21 July 2014 to 19 May 2015. He has been given additional charge as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh state of India since 26 January 2017.
He is the son of Balakrishna and Radha .He is native of Udupi district (Then undivided South Canara) in Karnataka, India. He completed his matriculation from Chirstian High School, Udupi.He was first batch student of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College (MGM College),Udupi in 1949. After graduation, He worked in Mumbai city and was associated with ABVP and was member of Mumbai University's senate.He also completed L.L.B. degree from Mumbai university.He was credited for planning University of Delhi's Gyanodaya Express to North East of India.
He has held various positions in Bharatiya Janata Party before becoming governor. In 1980,Shree P.B. Acharya became member of Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P). He was elected as the BJP President of North West Bombay District in 1987 and later in 1989 has become the Committee Member of Mumbai BJP. In 1991, he was elected as National Executive Member, B.J.P, in-charge of North Eastern States namely Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland of Bharat(India). He was also All India National Secretary of the BJP and in-charge of North Eastern States from 1995-2002 . In 2002 A.D, he was the National Executive Member with the charge of Kerala & Lakshadweep and in 2005 of Tamil Nadu. Shri Acharya was national in-charge of SC/ST Morcha and Co-convenor of Overseas Friends of BJP and National Prabhari of North East India Samparka Cell. Shri Padmanabha Acharya was actively engaged in “My Home is India”, a project of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishath (A.B.V.P.) for the tribal children from North East, Tribal children were invited by the families of Mumbai city for education purpose. Several students lived at his residence for 3 to 10 years (1969-79). He was involved in the activities (since 1975) of 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.
Governor of Nagaland, Padmanabha Acharya at an event with Binod Sethi
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