List of governors of Tamil Nadu

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The Governor of the State of Tamil Nadu is the constitutional head of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Like all states, the governor is nominated by the President of India.[1]

Governor of Tamil Nadu
தமிழக ஆளுநர்
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Incumbent
Banwarilal Purohit

since 6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
StyleHis Excellency (Formal)
Mr. Governor (Informal)
Reports toPresident of India
Government of India
Residence
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive years
Renewable
Inaugural holderArchibald Edward Nye
(1946–48)
Formation6 May 1946; 76 years ago (1946-05-06)
Salary350,000 (US$4,600) (per month)
Websitewww.tnrajbhavan.gov.in

ListEdit

S.No Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office[2] Previous post Appointed by
1   Sardar Ujjal Singh
(1895–1983)
14 January 1969 27 May 1971 1st
(2 years, 133 days)
Governor of Punjab Zakir Hussain
2   Kodardas Kalidas Shah
(1908–1986)
27 May 1971 16 June 1976 1st
(5 years, 20 days)
- Varaha Venkata Giri
3   Mohan Lal Sukhadia
(1916–1982)
16 June 1976 8 April 1977 1st
(296 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
-   P. Govindan Nair
(Acting)[3]
9 April 1977 27 April 1977 1st
(18 days)
- Basappa Danappa Jatti
4   Prabhudas Patwari
(1909–1985)
27 April 1977 27 October 1980 1st
(3 years, 183 days)
Indian Lawyer
-   M. M. Ismail
(Acting)
(1921–2005)
27 October 1980 4 November 1980 1st
(38 days)
Chief Justice of Madras High Court Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
5   Sadiq Ali
(1910–2001)
4 November 1980 3 September 1982 1st
(1 year, 303 days)
Governor of Maharashtra
6   Sundar Lal Khurana
(1918–)
3 September 1982 17 February 1988 1st
(5 years, 167 days)
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Giani Zail Singh
7   P. C. Alexander
(1921–2011)
17 February 1988 24 May 1990 1st
(2 years, 96 days)
IAS Officer R. Venkataraman
8   Surjit Singh Barnala
(1925–2017)
24 May 1990 15 February 1991 1st
(267 days)
Chief Minister of Punjab
9   Bhishma Narain Singh
(1933–2018)
15 February 1991 31 May 1993 1st
(2 years, 105 days)
Governor of Assam
10 Marri Chenna Reddy
(1919–1996)
31 May 1993 2 December 1996[†] 1st
(3 years, 185 days)
Governor of Rajasthan Shankar Dayal Sharma
-   Krishan Kant
(Additional Charge)[3]
(1927–2002)
2 December 1996 25 January 1997 1st
(54 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
11   M. Fathima Beevi
(1927-)
25 January 1997 3 July 2001 1st
(4 years, 159 days)
Judge at the Supreme Court of India
-   C. Rangarajan
(Additional Charge)
(1932-)
3 July 2001 18 January 2002 1st
(199 days)
Governor of the Reserve Bank of India K. R. Narayanan
12   P. S. Ramamohan Rao
(1934-)
18 January 2002 3 November 2004 1st
(2 years, 290 days)
IAS Officer A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(8)   Surjit Singh Barnala
(1925–2017)
3 November 2004 31 August 2011 2nd
(6 years, 301 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
13   Konijeti Rosaiah
(1933–)
31 August 2011 30 August 2016 1st
(4 years, 365 days)
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Pratibha Patil
-   C. Vidyasagar Rao
(Additional Charge)
(1942–)
2 September 2016 6 October 2017 1st
(1 year, 34 days)
Governor of Maharashtra Pranab Mukherjee
14   Banwarilal Purohit
(1939–)
6 October 2017 Incumbent 1st
(4 years, 287 days)
Governor of Assam Ram Nath Kovind

ReferencesEdit

  1. Governors of Tamil Nadu since 1946 Archived 2009-02-05 at the Wayback Machine, (Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, 15 September 2008)
  2. The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period
  3. 3.0 3.1 Past Governors (Raj Bhavan, Chennai, 20 September 2008)