List of governors of Bihar

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The Governor of Bihar is a head and representative of the President of India in the state of Bihar. The Governor is appointed by the President for a time of 5 years. Phagu Chauhan is the current Governor of Bihar state.

History of Governor's of Bihar[change | change source]

# Name Entered office Left office
Before Independence
1 Sir James David Sifton 1 April 1936 10 March 1937
2 Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett 11 March 1937 15 May 1938
Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart (acting) 15 May 1938 16 September 1938
(2) Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett 17 September 1938 5 August 1939
3 Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart 6 August 1939 2 February 1943
4 Sir Thomas George Rutherford 3 February 1943 6 September 1943
Sir Francis Mudie (acting) 7 September 1943 23 April 1944
(4) Sir Thomas George Rutherford 24 April 1944 12 May 1946
5 Sir Hugh Dow 13 May 1946 14 August 1947
After Independence
1 Jairamdas Daulatram 15 August 1947 11 January 1948
2 Madhav Shrihari Aney 12 January 1948 14 June 1952
3 R. R. Diwakar 15 June 1952 5 July 1957
4 Zakir Hussain 6 July 1957 11 May 1962
5 M. A. S. Ayyangar 12 May 1962 6 December 1967
6 Nityanand Kanungo 7 December 1967 20 January 1971
Justice U.N. Sinha (acting) 21 January 1971 31 January 1971
7 Dev Kant Baruah 1 February 1971 4 February 1973
8 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare 4 February 1973 15 June 1976
9 Jagannath Kaushal 16 June 1976 31 January 1979
Justice K.B.N. Singh (acting) 31 January 1979 19 September 1979
10 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 20 September 1979 15 March 1985
11 P. Venkatasubbaiah 15 March 1985 25 February 1988
12 Govind Narain Singh 26 February 1988 24 January 1989
Justice Dipak Kumar Sen (acting) 24 January 1989 28 January 1989
13 R.D. Pradhan 29 January 1989 2 February 1989
14 Jagannath Pahadia 3 March 1989 2 February 1990
Justice G.G. Sohoni (acting) 2 February 1990 16 February 1990
15 Mohammad Saleem 16 February 1990 13 February 1991
B. Satya Narayan Reddy (acting) 14 February 1991 18 March 1991
16 Mohammad Shafi Qureshi 19 March 1991 13 August 1993
(10) Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 14 August 1993 26 April 1998
17 Sunder Singh Bhandari 27 April 1998 15 March 1999
Justice B.M. Lall (acting) 15 March 1999 5 October 1999
Suraj Bhan (additional charge) 6 October 1999 22 November 1999
18 V. C. Pande 23 November 1999 12 June 2003
19 M R Jois 12 June 2003 31 October 2004
Ved Prakash Marwah (acting) 1 November 2004 4 November 2004
20 Buta Singh 5 November 2004 29 January 2006
21 Gopalkrishna Gandhi 31 January 2006 21 June 2006
22 R. S. Gavai 22 June 2006 9 July 2008
23 R. L. Bhatia 10 July 2008 28 June 2009
24 Devanand Konwar 29 June 2009 21 March 2013
25 D. Y. Patil 22 March 2013 26 November 2014
Keshari Nath Tripathi (Addl. charge) 27 November 2014 15 August 2015
26 Ram Nath Kovind 16 August 2015 20 June 2017[1]
Keshari Nath Tripathi (Addl. charge) 20 June 2017[2] 29 September 2017
27 Satya Pal Malik 30 September 2017[3] 23 August 2018
28 Lalji Tandon 23 August 2018[4] 28 July 2019
29 Phagu Chauhan 29 July 2019 Incumbent

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the President of India". presidentofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. "Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor". The Hindu. PTI. 2017-06-20. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-12.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. "Who is Satya Pal Malik?". The Indian Express. 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  4. "Lalji Tandon sworn in as Bihar Governor". The Hindu. 23 August 2018.