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Assam Governors List

Assam Governors List

The Assam economy and development depend on the production of the state. The economy is prevalently agrarian in nature. The government makes continuous efforts to develop the already existing agrarian economy and to improve the other sectors of the economy in the state of Assam.

Almost 63 percent of the society of Assam earns its living from the agricultural sector. The state is reputed all over the world for its production of tea. The state produces 15 percent of the tea produced in the world. A large section of the labor force of the state is employed in the tea estates of Assam that cover large areas of the state. The other agricultural produce involves rice, sugarcane, pulses, potatoes, and jute. Fruits like mangoes, bananas, pineapple, and guavas are also produced in the state.

The secondary sector of the economy comprises of the industries in Assam with large and medium scale productions. Agro based industries prevail in the state coupled with the tea industry that has a major contribution to the economy of the state of Assam. Other industries include the petroleum industry with one of the oldest oil ventures of the world situated in Digby. The state also earns revenue from the mining industry that produces the four important industrial minerals of coal, limestone, sillimanite, and oil.

List of Governors

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List of Governors

Sr.No. Name of Governors From To
1 Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari Aug 15, 1947 Dec 28, 1948
2 Ronald Francis Lodge Dec 30, 1948 Feb 16, 1949
3 Sri Prakasa Feb 16, 1949 May 27, 1950
4 Jairam Das Daulatram May 27, 1950 May 15, 1956
5 Saiyid Fazal Ali May 15, 1956 Aug 22, 1959
6 Chandreswar Prasad Sinha Aug 23, 1959 Oct 14, 1959
7 Satyavant Mallannah Shrinagesh Oct 14, 1959 Nov 12, 1960
8 Vishnu Sahay Nov 12, 1960 Jan 13, 1961
9 Mallannah Shrinagesh Jan 13, 1961 Sep 7, 1962
10 Vishnu Sahay Sep 7, 1962 Apr 17, 1968
11 Braj Kumar Nehru Apr 17, 1968 Dec 7, 1970
12 Justice P. K. Goswami Dec 8, 1970 Jan 4, 1971
13 Braj Kumar Nehru Jan 5, 1971 Sep 18, 1973
14 Lallan Prasad Singh Sep 19, 1973 Aug 11, 1981
15 Prakash Chandra Mehrotra Aug 12, 1981 Mar 28, 1984
16 Justice T. S. Mishra Mar 29, 1984 Apr 15, 1984
17 Bhishma Narain Singh Apr 16, 1984 May 11, 1989
18 Harideo Joshi May 12, 1989 Jul 26, 1989
19 Justice Anisetti Raghuvir Jul 27, 1989 May 1, 1990
20 Justice Devi Das Thakur May 2, 1990 Mar 16, 1991
21 Loknath Mishra Mar 17, 1991 Aug 31, 1997
22 Srinivas Kumar Sinha Sep 1, 1997 Jun 4, 2003
23 Ajai Singh Jun 5, 2003 Jul 3, 2008
24 Shiv Charan Mathur Jul 4, 2008 Jun 25, 2009
25 K Sankaranarayanan Jun 26, 2009 Jul 26, 2009
26 Syed Sibtey Razi Jul 27, 2009 Dec 10, 2009
27 Janaki Ballabh Patnaik Dec 11, 2009 Dec 11, 2014
28 Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Dec 12, 2014 Aug 22, 2016
29 Banwarilal Purohit Aug 22, 2016 Present


Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari

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Indian civil servant

Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, KCIE, CSI was an Indian civil servant and politician. He was the last British-appointed and the first Indian Governor of the province of Assam.

Born: October 12, 1894

Died: December 28, 1948, Thoubal district, India

Parents: Akbar Hydari, Amina Hydari


Sri Prakasa

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Indian Politician

Sri Prakasa was an Indian politician, freedom-fighter and administrator. He served as India’s first High Commissioner to Pakistan from 1947 to 1949, Governor of Assam from 1949 to 1950, Governor.

Born: August 3, 1890, India

Died: June 23, 1971

Books: State Governors in India



Jairamdas Daulatram

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Political leader

Jairamdas Daulatram was an Indian political leader in the Indian independence movement. After India’s independence, Daulatram served as the Governor of the Indian states of Bihar and later Assam.

Born: July 21, 1891, Karachi, Pakistan

Died: March 1, 1979

Party: Indian National Congress



Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh

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General Satyawant Mallanna Shrinagesh was an Indian military officer who served as 3rd Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 14 May 1955 till 7 May 1957.

Born: May 11, 1903, Kolhapur, India

Died: December 27, 1977



Vishnu Sahay

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Vishnu Sahay was a former ICS officer and Cabinet Secretary of India who served as Governor of Assam and Nagaland following his retirement.

Born: November 22, 1901

Died: April 3, 1989



Braj Kumar Nehru

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Indian diplomat

Braj Kumar Nehru MBE, ICS was an Indian diplomat and Ambassador of India to the United States. He was the son of Brijlal Nehru and Rameshwari Nehru and a first cousin of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Born: September 4, 1909, Allahabad, India

Died: October 31, 2001, Kasauli, India

Parents: Rameshwari Nehru

Children: Ashok Nehru, Aditya Nehru, Anil Kumar Nehru

Books: Nice Guys Finish Second, Thoughts on Our Present Discontents, Western Democracy and the Third World

Education: University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science


Lallan Prasad Singh

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Indian secretary

Lallan Prasad Singh ICS was Governor of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan award in 1999 after his death. He was born in Buxar, Bihar, India, in 1912 and died in New Delhi on 17 October 1998.

Born: 1912, Buxar, India

Died: October 17, 1998

Books: Judicial Dictionary

Siblings: Archana Singh

Awards: Padma Vibhushan



Bhishma Narain Singh

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Bhishma Narain Singh is an Indian politician who served as the Governor of Assam from 1984 to 1989 and Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1991 to 1993.

Born: July 13, 1933 (age 83), India

Party: Indian National Congress

Succeeded by: Hari Dev Joshi



Hari Dev Joshi

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Indian Politician

Hari Deo Joshi was an Indian politician and a freedom fighter. He was born in Khandu, a small village near Banswara, and became the leader of the Indian National Congress party in Rajasthan state in India.

Born: December 17, 1921, India

Died: 1995, Mumbai, India

Party: Indian National Congress



Devi Das Thakur

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Devi Das Thakur was a former Governor of Assam. He was also Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Born: December 9, 1929, Ramban

Died: February 3, 2007, Chandigarh, India

Children: T. S. Thakur



Lokanath Misra

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Lokenath Misra was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha. He was the Governor of Assam during 1991-1997 and Governor of Nagaland during 1992-1993. He died on 27 May 2009 at Bhubaneswar.

Born: November 21, 1922

Died: May 27, 2009, Bhubaneswar, India

Parents: Godabarish Mishra

Party: Janata Party

Books: Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns

Children: Pinaki Misra



Srinivas Kumar Sinha

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Lieutenant General Srinivas Kumar Sinha, PVSM was an Indian soldier. After his retirement, he served as Governor of the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Assam. He died on 17 November 2016 at a hospital after a brief illness.

Born: January 7, 1926, Gaya, India

Died: November 17, 2016, New Delhi, India

Education: Patna University

Books: Operation Rescue: Military Operations in Jammu & Kashmir, 1947-49



Ajai Singh

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Lt Gen Ajai Singh PVSM, AVSM was the Governor of Assam state in India, from 2003 to 2008. He is also the chairman of the North Eastern Council.

Born: November 20, 1934 (age 82), Rajasthan, India

Education: University of Madras

Succeeded by: Shiv Charan Mathur



Shiv Charan Mathur

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Indian Politician

Shiv Charan Mathur was an Indian politician. A leader of the Indian National Congress, he was Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1988 to 1989; later, he was Governor of Assam from 2008 to 2009.

Born: February 14, 1926, Guna district, India

Died: June 25, 2009, New Delhi, India

Party: Indian National Congress



Kateekal Sankaranarayanan

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Kateekal Sankaranarayanan is the ex-governor of the Indian state of Maharashtra. He had also served as the Governor of Nagaland and Jharkhand.

Born: October 15, 1932 (age 84), Kerala, India

Spouse(s): Prof K Radha

Party: Indian National Congress

Succeeded by: C. Vidyasagar Rao

Children: 1 daughter



Syed Sibtey Razi

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Indian Politician

Syed Sibtey Razi is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress who has been Governor of Assam since July 2009. Previously he was Governor of Jharkhand.

Born: March 7, 1939 (age 78), Raebareli, India

Party: Indian National Congress


Janaki Ballabh Patnaik

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Indian Politician

Janaki Ballabh Patnaik; was an Indian politician who has been Governor of Assam since 2009. A leader of the Indian National Congress, he was Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989.

Born: January 3, 1927, Puri district, India

Died: April 21, 2015, Tirupati, India

Spouse: Jayanti Patnaik (m. 1953–2015)

Party: Indian National Congress

Succeeded by: Padmanabha Acharya

Education: Utkal University, Banaras Hindu University



Padmanabha Acharya

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Indian Politician

Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya is an Indian politician. He was appointed Governor of Nagaland on 14 July 2014 after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of Tripura Governor Vakkom Purushothaman.

Born: October 8, 1931 (age 85), Udupi, India

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Succeeded by: Tathagata Roy

Residence: Raj Bhawan Nagaland


Banwarilal Purohit

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Banwarilal Purohit is an Indian politician from Vidarbha region. He was appointed as Governor of Assam State by President of India on 17 August 2016.

Born: April 16, 1940 (age 77)

Political party: Bharatiya Janata Party



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