List of Governors of West Bengal

Keshari Nath Tripathi is the present governor of West Bengal. Since Independence, 26 Governors were appointed in West Bengal. Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was the first Governor of West Bengal. Padmaja Naidu was appointed as first female governor of West Bengal. She was the daughter of Sarojini Naidu, who was known as The Nightingale of India. Padmaja Naidu acted as Governor of WB for 11 years, longest for any governor for West Bengal.

Governors of West Bengal

NameTenure
Joined OfficeLeft office
Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari15-Aug-4721-Jun-48
Kailash Nath Katju21-Jun-4801-Nov-51
Harendra Coomar Mookerjee01-Nov-5108-Aug-56
Padmaja Naidu03-Nov-5601-Jun-67
Dharma Vira01-Jun-6701-Apr-69
Deep Narayan Sinha (acting)01-Apr-6919-Sep-69
Shanti Swaroop Dhavan19-Sep-6921-Aug-71
Anthony Lancelot Dias21-Aug-716 November 1979
Tribhuvana Narayana Singh06-Nov-7912-Sep-81
Bhairab Dutt Pande12-Sep-8110-Oct-83
Anant Prasad Sharma10-Oct-8316-Aug-84
Satish Chandra (acting)16-Aug-8401-Oct-84
Uma Shankar Dikshit01-Oct-8412-Aug-86
Saiyid Nurul Hasan12-Aug-8620-Mar-89
T. V. Rajeswar20-Mar-8907-Feb-90
Saiyid Nurul Hasan07-Feb-9012-Jul-93
B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge)13-Jul-9314-Aug-93
K. V. Raghunatha Reddy14-Aug-9327-Apr-98
Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge)27-Apr-9818-May-99
Shyamal Kumar Sen (acting)18-May-9904-Dec-99
Viren J. Shah04-Dec-9914-Dec-04
Gopalkrishna Gandhi14-Dec-0414-Dec-09
Devanand Konwar (additional charge)14-Dec-0919-Dec-09
M.K. Narayanan19-Dec-0930-Jun-14
D. Y. Patil (Acting Charge)[1]03-Jul-1417-Jul-14
Keshari Nath Tripathi24-Jul-14Incumbent

You can also Check the list of West Bengal Chief Ministers.

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