Banwarilal Purohit

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Banwarilal Purohit
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21st Governor of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
6 October 2017[1]
Chief MinisterEdappadi K. Palaniswami
Preceded byC. Vidyasagar Rao
25th Governor of Assam
In office
22 August 2016 – 29 September 2017
Chief MinisterSarbananda Sonowal
Preceded byPadmanabha Acharya
Succeeded byJagdish Mukhi
16th Governor of Meghalaya[2]
In office
27 January 2017 – 5 October 2017
Chief MinisterMukul Sangma
Preceded byV. Shanmuganathan
Succeeded byGanga Prasad
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
for Nagpur[3]
In office
1984–1991
Preceded byJambuwantrao Dhote
Succeeded byDatta Meghe
In office
1996–1998
Preceded byDatta Meghe
Succeeded byVilas Muttemwar
Personal details
Born (1939-04-16) 16 April 1939 (age 81)[4]
Nawalgarh, Rajputana Agency, British India (present-day Rajasthan, India)[4]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceRaj Bhavan (Chennai)

Banwarilal Purohit (born 16 April 1939) is an Indian politician. He is the current and 21st Governor of Tamil Nadu since October 2017.[5][6][7] He was appointed as Governor of Assam State by President of India on 17 August 2016.

He was a Member of Parliament from the Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) three times, twice as an Indian National Congress member, once as a BJP member.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tamil Nadu gets full-time Governor, at last
  2. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/jan/27/president-mukherjee-accepts-v-shanmuganathans-resignation-1564081.html
  3. "Banwarilal Purohit Lok Sabha Profiel". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, XI Lok Sabha". Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. "Banwarilal Purohit appointed Tamil Nadu Governor". The Economic Times. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. S. Jesudasan, Dennis (6 October 2017). "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. Former Cong leader who claimed he arranged meeting between Rajiv & RSS
  9. BJP leader Purohit is new governor of Assam