H. R. Bhardwaj

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H. R. Bhardwaj
The Union Law Minister Shri H.R. Bhardwaj briefing the Press in New Delhi on October 19, 2004.jpg
16th Governor of Karnataka
In office
25 June 2009 – 28 June 2014
Preceded byRameshwar Thakur
Succeeded byKonijeti Rosaiah
20th Governor of Kerala
In office
1 March 2012 – 9 March 2013
Preceded byM. O. H. Farook
Succeeded byNikhil Kumar
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
22 May 2004 – 28 May 2009
Preceded byArun Jaitley
Succeeded byVeerappa Moily
Personal details
Born17 May 1937
Gahri Sampla Kiloi, Rohtak, Punjab, British Raj (now India)
Died8 March 2020 (aged 82)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress

Hansraj Bhardwaj (17 May 1937 – 8 March 2020) was an Indian politician. He was Governor of Karnataka from 2009 to 2014. He also was Governor of Kerala from 2012 until 2013. He was a member of the Indian National Congress.

He was the minister of state for nine years and a cabinet minister for law and justice for five years.

At the end of his five-year term in 2014, Governor of Tamil Nadu, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah replaced Bharadwaj as Governor of Karnataka.[1]

On 16 January 2012, he was given the job of Governor of Kerala,[2] which he left on 9 March 2013.

Bhardwaj died of cardiac arrest on 8 March 2020 in New Delhi, aged 82.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Konijeti Rosaiah takes charge as Karnataka Governor". The Times of India. 28 June 2014.
  2. "H. R. Bharadwaj takes charge as Kerala Governor". The Times of India. 17 January 2012.
  3. Former Law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj dies at 83. Tribune India (8 March 2020)