C. V. Ananda Bose

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C. V. Ananda Bose
22nd Governor of West Bengal
Assumed office
23 November 2022
PresidentDraupadi Murmu
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Preceded byLa. Ganesan (Additional charge)
Personal details
Born (1951-01-02) 2 January 1951 (age 72)
Kottayam, Kerala, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2019 onwards)
Spouse(s)L S Lakshmi
  • Ph.D. (Habitat & Environment)
  • M.A.
  • B.A.
Alma mater
OccupationCivil servant
  • United Nations Global Best Practice
  • Singapore Government Award for Urban Green Management Excellence
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship

Dr. C. V. Ananda Bose (born 2 January 1951) is an Indian politician and former civil servent. He became the governor of West Bengal in November 2022.[1][2] Before that, he was advisor of Government of Meghalaya.[3]

Bose is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer of 1977 batch from Kerala cadre. He has been secretary in various departments and ministries of the Government of India and the state of Kerala.[4]

Early life[change | change source]

Childhood[change | change source]

Bose was born on 2 January 1951 at Kottayam, a village in Indian state of Kerala. He spent his childhood over there. His parents were P K Vasudevan Pillai and C Padmavaty Amma.[5]

Education[change | change source]

Bose holds a Ph.D from BITS Pilani; B.A in KE College[6] and M.A in English Language and Literature from Kerala University.

Career[change | change source]

As civil servant[change | change source]

Bose has worked as Vice Chancellor in National Museum Insttitute.[7] He served as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Chairman of central public sector undertaking Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and District Collector in Kerala. He also served the Chairman of the Habitat Alliance, in consultative status with the United Nations.[8]

Bose has represented India in the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva and International Fusion Energy Organisation (ITER), France. He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Education Society.[9]

He was the head of the prestigious Supreme Court Committee on the treasures of ‘Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple’ Kerala.[10]

He also worked during Modi government.[11]

As Governor[change | change source]

Bose was appointed as 22nd governor of West Bengal by President of India Draupadi Murmu on November 2022. He succeeded La. Ganesan.

Personal life[change | change source]

Bose has married with L S Lakshmi. He has a son and a daughter. He has published 32 books in English, Malayalam.

Further Reading[change | change source]

  • Bose, Dr CV Ananda (2017-10-19). Silence Sounds Good. Notion Press. ISBN 978-1-947988-38-5.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Press Releases Detail - The President of India". presidentofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  2. "CV Ananda Bose, former civil servant, appointed West Bengal governor". Hindustan Times. 2022-11-17. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  3. "Dr C V Ananda Bose appointed Governor of West Bengal: Rashtrapati Bhavan communique". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  4. H, Salabha Krishnan (2021-06-01). Swirling Breeze. Notion Press. ISBN 978-1-63904-538-9.
  5. "BIOGRAPHY". Dr CV Ananda Bose. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  6. "C.V Ananda Bose : KE College, Mannanam". kecollege.ac.in. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  7. "Game for a challenge, always". The Hindu. 2011-08-17. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  8. "CV Ananda Bose appointed West Bengal Governor". India Today. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  9. Livemint (2022-11-17). "5 things to know about CV Ananda Bose, the new West Bengal governor". mint. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  10. Radhakrishnan, S. Anil (2020-07-13). "Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Kerala govt. says it will abide by Supreme Court ruling". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  11. May 3, TNN /; 2020; Ist, 04:58. "Centre appoints Ananda Bose to prepare action plan for guest workers | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-11-17. {{cite web}}: |last2= has numeric name (help)CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)