Satya Pal Malik

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Satya Pal Malik
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19th Governor of Meghalaya
Assumed office
18 August 2020
Chief MinisterConrad Sangma
Preceded byTathagata Roy
18th Governor of Goa
In office
3 November 2019 – 18 August 2020
Chief MinisterPramod Sawant
Preceded byMridula Sinha
Succeeded byBhagat Singh Koshyari
(additional charge)
13th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir[1]
In office
23 August 2018 – 30 October 2019 [1]
Preceded byNarinder Nath Vohra
Succeeded byOffice abolished
27th Governor of Bihar
In office
30 September 2017 – 21 August 2018
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Succeeded byLalji Tandon
25th Governor of Odisha
(additional charge)
In office
21 March 2018 – 28 May 2018
Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik
Preceded byS. C. Jamir
Succeeded byGaneshi Lal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1989 – 1991
Preceded byUsha Rani Tomar
Succeeded bySheela Gautam
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
1980 – 1989
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1946-07-24) 24 July 1946 (age 74)
Hisawada, Uttar Pradesh, India[2]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Kranti Dal, Indian National Congress, Janata Dal, Lok Dal, SP
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Shillong Meghalaya[3]

Satya Pal Malik (born 24 July 1946) is an Indian politician serving as the 21st and current Governor of Meghalaya.[4] He was the 18th Governor of Goa, appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on 25 October 2019.[5][6] He assumed the position on 3 November 2019.[7] Malik was also the last Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. He was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir from August 2018 to October 2019, and it was during his tenure that the constitutional decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to J&K, was taken on 5 August 2019.

His first prominent stint as a politician was as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1974–77. He represented Uttar Pradesh in Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986 and 1986–89. He was member of the 9th Lok Sabha from Aligarh, from 1989 to 1991, as member of Janata Dal. He was the Governor of Bihar from October 2017 to August 2018.[8][9] On 21 March 2018 he was also given additional charge to serve as Governor of Odisha up to 28 May 2018. In August 2018, he was appointed Governor to the crucial state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Satya Pal Malik swearing in as the Governor of Odisha

Malik was born in Hisawada village of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.[10] He pursued his law degree from Meerut College before joining politics.[11][12]

Posts held[edit]

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.[13][14][15] He again contested from Aligarh in 1996 on Samajwadi Party ticket, but could manage only 4th place and secured only 40,789 votes.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Satya Pal Malik Named New Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Vajpayee Aide Lal Ji Tandon Takes His Place in Bihar". News18. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "9th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Meghalaya Governor". Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. ^ PTI (18 August 2020). "Satya Pal Malik Appointed Meghalaya Governor, to Replace Tathagata Roy". News18. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Satya Pal Malik appointed as J&K Governor". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 21 August 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 August 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "J&K, Ladakh To Become Union Territories On Sardar Patel Birth Anniversary". Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  7. ^ "J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik transferred to Goa, first L-Gs for J&K, Ladakh appointed". India Today. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  8. ^ "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Who is Satya Pal Malik?". Indian Express. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Microsoft Word - biograp_sketc_1a.htm" (PDF). Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  11. ^ "::Welcome to Meerut College".
  12. ^ "Modi Govt's Strategy Behind Appointment Of Satya Pal Malik As J&K Governor". Outlook.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Aligarh Partywise Comparison". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  15. ^ "". Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Polling Booth: Election' 96: Uttar Pradesh/Aligarh". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
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 – 31 October 2019
Succeeded by
Jammu and Kashmir State dissolved
Preceded by
Mridula Sinha
Governor of Goa
25 October 2019 - 18 August 2020
Succeeded by
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Preceded by
Tathagata Roy
Governor of Meghalaya
18 August 2020 - Present