West Bengal Assembly Elections

West Bengal Governor List

Since Indian independence, West Bengal has had 28 Governors. The first person to be sworn as the Governor of Bengal was Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari on August 15 1947. The state has largely been ruled by the Communist Party of India until the TMC turned the tables in the year 2012. On July 30 2019, Jagdeep Dhankar was appointed by the NDA at the Centre as the Governor of Bengal.

Sl.No Governor From To
1 Jagdeep Dhankhar July 30, 2019 Incumbent
2 Keshari Nath Tripathi July 24, 2014 July 29, 2019
3 D. Y. Patil (acting charge) July 3, 2014 17 July 2014
4 M. K. Narayanan January 24, 2010 June 30, 2014
5 Devanand Konwar (additional charge) 14 December 2009 January 23, 2010
6 Gopalkrishna Gandhi December 14, 2004 14 December 2009
7 Viren J. Shah December 4, 1999 December 14, 2004
8 Shymal Kumar Sen 18 May 1999 December 4, 1999
9 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 27 April 1998 May 18, 1999
10 K. V. raghunatha Reddy 14 August 1993 April 27, 1998
11 B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge) 13 July 1993 August 14, 1993
12 Saiyid Nurul Hasan 7 February 1990 July 12, 1993
13 T. V. Rajeswar 20 March 1989 February 7, 1990
14 Saiyid Nurul Hasan 12 August 1986 March 20, 1989
15 Uma Shankar Dikshit 1 October 1984 August 12, 1986
16 Satish Chandra (acting) 16 August 1984 October 1, 1984
17 Anant Prasad Sharma 10 October 1983 16 August 1984
18 Bhairab Dutt Pande 12 September 1981 October 10, 1983
19 Tribhuvana Narayana Singh 6 November 1979 September 12, 1981
20 Anthony Lancelot Dias 21 August 1971 November 6, 1979
21 Shanti Swaroop Dhavan 19 September 1969 August 21, 1971
22 Deep Narayan Sinha (Acting) 1 April 1969 September 19, 1969
23 Dharma Vira 1 June 1967 April 1, 1969
24 Padmaja Naidu 3 November 1956 June 1, 1967
25 Phani Bhusan Chakravartti 8 August 1956 November 3, 1956
26 Harendra Coomar Mookerjee 1 November 1951 August 8, 1956
27 Kailash Nath Katju 21 June 1948 November 1, 1951
28 Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari 15 August 1947 21 June 1948
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