Satya Pal Malik

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Satya Pal Malik
Satya Pal Malik 02 (cropped).jpg
13th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir[1]
Assumed office
23 August 2018[1]
Appointed byPresident of India
Preceded byNarinder Nath Vohra
29th Governor of Bihar
In office
30 September 2017 – 21 August 2018
Preceded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Succeeded byLalji Tandon
Governor of Odisha (Additional Charge)
In office
21st March 2018 – 28th May 2018
Preceded byDr. S.C. Jamir
Succeeded byGaneshi Lal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byUsha Rani Tomar
Succeeded bySheela Gautam
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1946-07-24) 24 July 1946 (age 72)
Hisawada, United Provinces, British India[2]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Kranti Dal, Indian National Congress, Janata Dal, Lok Dal, SP
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Satya Pal Malik is the current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on 21 August 2018.[3]

He was the former Governor of Bihar, his tenure starting on 30 September 2017.[4][5] On 21 March 2018 he was also given the additional charge to serve as Governor of Odisha up to 28 May 2018. Earlier, he was the member of the 9th Lok Sabha and represented Aligarh Constituency from 1989 to 1991. He was member of Rajya sabha from Uttar Pradesh during two term of 1980-86 and 1986-1992. He was also member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1974-77.


He was born into a Jat family[6] in a village, Hisawada, Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.[7] He pursued his law degree from Meerut College before joining politics.[8]

Posts held[edit]

Satya Pal Malik swearing in as the Governor of Odisha

He had been a Member of Parliament from Aligarh in 1989 on ticket of Janata Dal. He got 2,33,465 (51.5 percent) votes out of total valid votes. Thus defeated sitting MP and rival INC candidate Usha Rani Tomar by a margin of 77,958 votes, who got 1,55,507 (34.2 percent) votes.[9][10][11] He again contested from Aligarh in 1996 on Samajwadi Party ticket, but could manage only 4th place and secured only 40,789 votes.[12] He was in charge of Governor of Odisha from 21 March 2018 to 28 May 2018.


  1. ^ a b "Centre Appoints Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik as New Jammu and Kashmir Governor". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "9th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Satya Pal Malik appointed as J&K Governor". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2018-08-21. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  4. ^ "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Who is Satya Pal Malik?". Indian Express. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
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  7. ^ "Microsoft Word - biograp_sketc_1a.htm" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ "::Welcome to Meerut College".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Aligarh Partywise Comparison". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Polling Booth: Election' 96: Uttar Pradesh/Aligarh". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Usha Rani Tomar
Member of Parliament
for Aligarh

1989 – 1991
Succeeded by
Sheela Gautam
Political offices
Preceded by
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Bihar
4 October 2017 – 21 August 2018
Succeeded by
Lal Ji Tandon
Preceded by
S. C. Jamir
Governor of Odisha
21 March 2018 – 28 May 2018
(Additional Charge)
Succeeded by
Ganeshi Lal
Preceded by
Narinder Nath Vohra
Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
23 August 2018 - Present
Succeeded by