V. Shanmuganathan

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V Shanmuganathan
15th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
20 May 2015 – 27 January 2017
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Preceded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Succeeded byBanwarilal Purohit
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Additional Charge[1]
In office
14 September 2016 – 27 January 2017 [2]
Preceded byJyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Succeeded byPadmanabha Acharya
17th Governor of Manipur
In office
30 September 2015 – 21 August 2016
Preceded bySyed Ahmed
Succeeded byNajma Heptulla
Personal details
Born (1949-11-21) 21 November 1949 (age 69)
Thanjavur, Madras State, India
ResidenceNew Delhi; Tamil Nadu
Alma materUniversity of Madras

V Shanmuganathan (born 21 November 1949) was the Governor of the Indian state of Meghalaya, in office from 2015 to 26 January 2017. A veteran from Tamil Nadu, he also held an additional charge as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh since September 2016 till his resignation on 26 January 2017.[1] He resigned from his position in both Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh over controversies of sexually harassing and molesting women who come for job interviews or seek career guidance from him.

Early life and career[edit]

A post-graduate and an MPhil in Political Science, V Shanmuganathan received the Madras University's prestigious Gold Medal from its well-known Vice Chancellor T P Meenakshi Sundarnar in 1970. Born on 21 November 1949, he hails from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.


Shanmuganathan succeeded Keshari Nath Tripathi as Governor of Meghalaya on 12 May 2015.[3] On 30 September 2015 he was additionally sworn in as the 17th Governor of Manipur after the death in office of Syed Ahmed.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Press Releases Detail". The President of India. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/meghalaya-governor-v-shanmuganathan-resigns-after-ladies-club-controversy-1653124
  3. ^ "V Shanmuganathan sworn in as Meghalaya governor". Business Standard. 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ Iboyaima Laithangbam (30 September 2015). "Shanmuganathan sworn in as Manipur Governor". The Hindu.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Meghalaya
20 May 2015 – 27 January 2017
Succeeded by
Banwarilal Purohit
Preceded by
Syed Ahmed
Governor of Manipur
30 September 2015 – 21 August 2016
Succeeded by
Najma Heptulla
Preceded by
Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
14 September 2016 – 27 January 2017
Succeeded by
Padmanabha Acharya