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Gopalkrishna Gandhi

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Governor of Bihar
In office
31 January 2006 – 21 June 2006
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byButa Singh
Succeeded byR. S. Gavai
Governor of West Bengal
In office
14 December 2004 – 14 December 2009
Chief MinisterBuddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Preceded byViren J. Shah
Succeeded byDevanand Konwar
Personal details
Gopalkrishna Devdas Gandhi

(1945-04-22) 22 April 1945 (age 79)
Delhi, British India
Political partyIndependent
Other political
United Progressive Alliance
Spouse(s)Tara Gandhi
Children2 daughters
ParentsDevdas Gandhi
Lakshmi Gandhi
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
OccupationProfessor of History and Politics at Ashoka University

Gopalkrishna Devdas Gandhi (born 22 April 1945) is an Indian politician. He was the 22nd Governor of West Bengal from 2004 to 2009.[1] He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the United Progressive Alliance nominee for Vice President of India in the 2017 elections [2] and lost with 244 votes against NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu, who got 516 votes.


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  1. "At farewell, Gopalkrishna Gandhi calls for change in mindsets". The Hindu. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  2. "Gopalkrishna Gandhi is opposition's nominee for vice president: He lost the Vice Presidential elections miserably Report - Times of India".