Puducherry Assembly Elections

Puducherry Governor List

The Union Territory of Puducherry got its first Lieutenant Governor in independent India on October 21 1954. Kewal Singh, the first Governor served until November 16 1956. There have been 34 LGs since and on May 28 2016, the decorated Kiran Bedi, a retired IPS officer was sworn in as LG.

Sl.No Governor From To
1 Kiran Bedi May 28, 2016 (incumbent)
2 A. K. Singh July 12, 2014 26 May 2016
3 Virendra Kataria 10 July 2013 11 July 2014
4 Iqbal Singh 27 July 2009 July 9, 2013
5 Surjit Singh Barnala 9 April 2009 27 July 2009
6 Govind Singh Gurjar 23 July 2008 April 6, 2009
7 Bhopinder Singh 15 March 2008 22 Jul 2008
8 Mukut Mithi 19 July 2006 12 March 2008
9 M. M. Lakhera July 7, 2004 July 18, 2006
10 Nagendra Nath Jha 5 January 2004 July 6, 2004
11 P.S. Rama Mohan Rao 27 October 2003 January 5, 2004
12 K. R. Malkani 31 July 2002 October 27, 2003
13 Rajani Rai 23 April 1998 July 29, 2002
14 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 2 May 1995 April 22, 1998
15 Marri Channa Reddy 31 May 1993 1 May 1995
16 Bishma Narain Singh 6 February 1993 May 31, 1993
17 Har Swarup Singh 19 December 1990 February 5, 1993
18 Chandrawati 19 February 1990 December 18, 1990
19 Ranjit Singh Dyal 22 June 1988 19 February 1990
20 Tribhuvan Prasad Tewary 1 October 1984 June 21, 1988
21 S.L. Khurana 18 June 1984 30 Sep 1984
22 Kona Prabhakara Rao 2 Sep 1983 June 17, 1984
23 K.M. Chandy 15 May 1982 August 5, 1983
24 R.N. Haldipur 27 July 1981 May 14, 1982
25 Sri Sadiq 16 April 1981 July 26, 1981
26 Ram Kishore Vyas 1 November 1980 April 15, 1981
27 B.T Kulakarni 30 August 1976 October 31, 1980
28 Chhedilal 8 November 1972 August 29, 1976
29 B.D. Jatti 14 October 1968 November 7, 1972
30 S.L. Silam 14 October 1963 October 13, 1968
31 K.J. Somasundaram 2 August 1963 13 October 1963
32 Sisir Kumar Dutta 2 May 1961 1 August 1963
33 Lal Ram Saran Singh 30 August 1958 8 February 1961
34 M.K. Kripalani 17 November 1956 27 August 1958
35 Kewal Singh 21 October 1954 16 November 1956
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