Mumbai, Jul 19: S C Jamir, who was discharging the functions of the Governor of Maharashtra in addition to his charge as the Governor of Goa, was today sworn in as Maharashtra Governor at a brief ceremony at Raj Bhavan here.
Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Justice Swatanter Kumar administered the oath of office to Mr Jamir. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to Governor Jamir by the Indian Navy on this occasion.
The President appointed Mr Jamir as the Governor of Maharashtra by an order dated July 8.
Mr Jamir's wife Alemla Jamir, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil were present on the occasion.
Mr Jamir brings with him a rich experience in government, Parliament and administration.
Born on October 17, 1931, Mr Jamir obtained his Bachelor's degree in Arts and later earned a degree in law from the Allahabad University. He was President of the Students' Christian Movement while at the Allahabad University during 1954-1957.
In 1960, he was a member of the delegation that met Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi for political talks, which resulted in the creation of Nagaland as the 16th State of the Indian Union. He is regarded as one of the architects of modern Nagaland.
In 1961, Mr Jamir became the first Lok Sabha Member from the Nagaland. He was a MP from 1961 to 1970, when he also served as the Union Deputy Minister of Railways, Labour and Rehabilitation, Union Deputy Minister of Community Development and Cooperation, Food and Agriculture.
Mr Jamir was first elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1971 and never lost any Assembly elections. He served the people of Nagaland in various capacities and was the longest serving Chief Minister of Nagaland. He was the President of the PCC, Nagaland for eleven years from 1993 to 2004.
He was serving as the Governor of Goa for the last four years and was given the additional charge of Maharashtra after S M Krishna resigned, an official release said here today.