V. Shanmuganathan

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V Shanmuganathan
15th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
20 May 2015 – 27 January 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by Keshari Nath Tripathi
Succeeded by Banwarilal Purohit
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Additional Charge[1]
In office
14 September 2016 – 27 January 2017 [2]
Preceded by Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Succeeded by Padmanabha Acharya
17th Governor of Manipur
In office
30 September 2015 – 21 August 2016
Preceded by Syed Ahmed
Succeeded by Najma Heptulla
Personal details
Born (1949-11-21) 21 November 1949 (age 68)
Thanjavur, Madras State, India
Nationality Indian
Residence New Delhi; Tamil Nadu
Alma mater University 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 hiring only women and sexual harassment allegations.

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]


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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