Tejendra Khanna

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Tejendra Khanna
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
In office
9 April 2007 – 8 July 2013
Preceded by Banwari Lal Joshi
Succeeded by Najeeb Jung
Personal details
Born (1938-12-16) 16 December 1938 (age 78)
Patna, Bihar
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Uma Khanna
Residence New Delhi
Alma mater St. Xavier's High School, Patna
University of Patna
University of California-Berkeley
Religion Hinduism
Website Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
As of 12 December, 2010
Source: Government of Delhi

Tejendra Khanna (born 16 December 1938 in Patna, Bihar) was the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from April 2007 - July 2013. He also served as Chancellor of Delhi Technological University, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Ambedkar University.

Early Life and education[edit]

Tejendra Khanna was born in Patna, Bihar on 16 December 1938. He earned his Master of Science (Physics) from Patna University and Master of Arts in Public Administration from University of California, Berkeley.


He was a 1961 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He held different administrative positions in Punjab. He was the Chief Secretary, Punjab during 1991-92 and conducted the 1992 February elections in Punjab as Chief Election Officer, which brought back an elected Government in the state after a long period of President’s Rule.

He also held important positions in the Government of India. He served as Commercial Counselor, Indian High Commission, U.K. (1975–77), Chief Controller, Imports and Exports (1989–91), Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Food (1992–93) and Commerce Secretary to Government of India (1993–96).

Immediately on his retirement on 31.12.1996, he was appointed 16th Lt.Governor and Administrator of the National Capital and served in this capacity up to April 1998. He again served as Delhi's 19th Lt. Governor from 9 April 2007 to 8 July 2013.[1]

Honours, awards and international recognition[edit]

He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Political Science, by the Wonkwang University on 2010 and a Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) by TERI University.


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Government offices
Preceded by
Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
4 January 1997 – 20 April 1998
Succeeded by
Vijai Kapoor
Government offices
Preceded by
Banwari Lal Joshi
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
9 April 2007 – July, 2013
Succeeded by
Najeeb Jung