R. L. Bhatia

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Raghunandan Lal Bhatia
Bhatia in 2005
23rd Governor of Bihar
In office
10 July 2008 – 28 June 2009
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byR. S. Gavai
Succeeded byDevanand Konwar
16th Governor of Kerala
In office
23 June 2004 – 10 July 2008
Chief MinisterA. K. Antony
Oommen Chandy
V. S. Achuthanandan
Preceded byT. N. Chaturvedi
(Additional Charge)
Succeeded byR. S. Gavai
Personal details
Born(1920-07-03)3 July 1920
Amritsar, Punjab Province, British India
Died14 May 2021(2021-05-14) (aged 100)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
ParentsArooramal Bhatia, Lal Devi Bhatia
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab

Raghunandan Lal Bhatia (3 July 1921 – 14 May 2021) was an Indian politician. He was the Governor of Kerala from 23 June 2004 to 10 July 2008 and was the Governor of Bihar from 10 July 2008 to 28 June 2009.[1] He was born in Amritsar, Punjab. Bhatia was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1972. He was a member of the Indian National Congress.[2] Bhatia retired in 2009.

Bhatia died from COVID-19 at a hospital in Amritsar on 14 May 2021, less than two months before he turned 100.[3]

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