List of governors of West Bengal

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Governor of West Bengal
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Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.jpg
Incumbent
Jagdeep Dhankhar

since 30 July 2019 (2019-07-30)
StyleHis Excellency
StatusHead of state of West Bengal
Residence
AppointerPresident of India
Term length5 Years
Inaugural holderChakravarthi Rajagopalachari
Formation15 August 1947; 74 years ago (1947-08-15)
Websitehttp://rajbhavankolkata.nic.in

The Governor of West Bengal is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of West Bengal. He is the Head of State of West Bengal. The governor is appointed by the president for a term of five years.

Jagdeep Dhankhar became the governor of West Bengal on 30 July 2019.[1]

List[change | change source]

Sl. No. Name Took office Left office
1 Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari 15 August 1947 21 June 1948
2 Kailash Nath Katju 21 June 1948 1 November 1951
3 Harendra Coomar Mookerjee 1 November 1951 8 August 1956
4 Phani Bhusan Chakravartti 8 August 1956 3 November 1956
5 Padmaja Naidu 3 November 1956 1 June 1967
6 Dharma Vira 1 June 1967 1 April 1969
7 Deep Narayan Sinha (acting) 1 April 1969 19 September 1969
8 Shanti Swaroop Dhavan 19 September 1969 21 August 1971
9 Anthony Lancelot Dias 21 August 1971 6 November 1979
10 Tribhuvana Narayana Singh 6 November 1979 12 September 1981
11 Bhairab Dutt Pande 12 September 1981 10 October 1983
12 Anant Prasad Sharma 10 October 1983 16 August 1984
13 Satish Chandra (acting) 16 August 1984 1 October 1984
14 Uma Shankar Dikshit 1 October 1984 12 August 1986
15 Saiyid Nurul Hasan 12 August 1986 20 March 1989
16 T. V. Rajeswar 20 March 1989 7 February 1990
17 Saiyid Nurul Hasan 7 February 1990 12 July 1993
18 B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge) 13 July 1993 14 August 1993
18 K. V. Raghunatha Reddy 14 August 1993 27 April 1998
20 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 27 April 1998 18 May 1999
21 Shyamal Kumar Sen 18 May 1999 4 December 1999
22 Viren J. Shah 4 December 1999 14 December 2004
23 Gopalkrishna Gandhi 14 December 2004 14 December 2009
24 Devanand Konwar (additional charge) 14 December 2009 23 January 2010
25 M.K. Narayanan 24 January 2010 30 June 2014
26 D. Y. Patil (acting charge)[2] 3 July 2014 17 July 2014
27 Keshari Nath Tripathi 24 July 2014 29 July 2019
28 Jagdeep Dhankhar[3] 30 July 2019 Incumbent

References[change | change source]

  1. "sworn in as Bengal Governor". Zee News. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. "Dr D Y Patil appointed West Bengal's acting Governor". The Economic Times. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  3. "Senior Advocate Jagdeep Dhankhar Made West Bengal Governor". www.livelaw.in. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.