Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Indian States

Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Indian States

The Governors of Indian states are appointed by the President of India. The Governors and Lieutenant governors are executive heads of the states and the union territories respectively. There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India.

8 Historical Important Facts

S.No Fact Name
1 First governor general of Bengal Warren Hastings
2 First governor general of India Lord William Bentinck
3 First Viceroy of India Lord Canning
4 Last governor general of British India Lord Mountbatten
5 First governor general of Independent India Lord Mountbatten
6 First Indian governor-general of Independent India C. Rajagopalachari
7 The first female to become the governor of Indian state Sarojini Naidu
8 Longest serving governor of a state Padmaja Naidu (11 years in WB)

Current Governors of States in India Nov 2018

States Current Governor First Governor of State after Independence First Women Governor
Andhra Pradesh E. S. L. Narasimhan Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Sharda Mukherjee
Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra Bhishma Narain Singh
Assam Jagdish Mukhi Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari
Bihar Lalji Tandon Jairamdas Daulatram
Chhattisgarh Anandiben Patel

(Additional Charge)

D. N. Sahay
Goa Mridula Sinha Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor)
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli Mehdi Nawaz Jung Sharda Mukherjee
Haryana Satyadev Narayan Arya Dharma Vira
Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat S. Chakravarti Sheila Kaul
Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik Karan Singh
Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu Parbhat kumar Draupadi Murmu
Karnataka Vajubhai Vala Jayachamaraja Wodeyar V. S. Ramadevi
Kerala P. Sathasivam Burgula Ramakrishna Rao Jyothi Venkatachalam
Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya Sarla Grewal
Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao Sir John Colville Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Manipur Najma Heptulla B. K. Nehru Najma Heptulla
Meghalaya Tathagata Roy Braj Kumar Nehru
Mizoram Kummanam Rajasekharan S.P.Mukherjee
Nagaland Padmanabha Acharya Vishnu Sahay
Odisha Ganeshi Lal Dr. Kailash Nath Katju
Punjab V. P. Singh Badnore Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi
Rajasthan Kalyan Singh Gurumukh Nihal singh Pratibha Patil
Sikkim Ganga Prasad B.B. Lal
Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit General Sir Archibald Edward Nye Fathima Beevi
Telangana E. S. L. Narasimhan

(Additional Charge)

E. S. L. Narasimhan
Tripura Kaptan Singh Solanki B. K. Nehru
Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik Sarojini Naidu (United Province), Sri Hormasji Peroshaw Mody (When renamed as Uttar Pradesh) Sarojini Naidu (United Province)
Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya Surjit Singh Barnala
West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari Padmaja Naidu

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Current Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories of India

Union Territories Current LG First LG First Woman LG
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi
Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Praful Khoda Patel

(Additional Charge)

Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel
Delhi Anil Baijal Aditya Nath Jha
Lakshadweep Farooq Khan
Puducherry Kiran Bedi S.L. Silam Chandrawati

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