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

Name Tenure
Joined Office Left office
Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari 15-Aug-47 21-Jun-48
Kailash Nath Katju 21-Jun-48 01-Nov-51
Harendra Coomar Mookerjee 01-Nov-51 08-Aug-56
Padmaja Naidu 03-Nov-56 01-Jun-67
Dharma Vira 01-Jun-67 01-Apr-69
Deep Narayan Sinha (acting) 01-Apr-69 19-Sep-69
Shanti Swaroop Dhavan 19-Sep-69 21-Aug-71
Anthony Lancelot Dias 21-Aug-71 6 November 1979
Tribhuvana Narayana Singh 06-Nov-79 12-Sep-81
Bhairab Dutt Pande 12-Sep-81 10-Oct-83
Anant Prasad Sharma 10-Oct-83 16-Aug-84
Satish Chandra (acting) 16-Aug-84 01-Oct-84
Uma Shankar Dikshit 01-Oct-84 12-Aug-86
Saiyid Nurul Hasan 12-Aug-86 20-Mar-89
T. V. Rajeswar 20-Mar-89 07-Feb-90
Saiyid Nurul Hasan 07-Feb-90 12-Jul-93
B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge) 13-Jul-93 14-Aug-93
K. V. Raghunatha Reddy 14-Aug-93 27-Apr-98
Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge) 27-Apr-98 18-May-99
Shyamal Kumar Sen (acting) 18-May-99 04-Dec-99
Viren J. Shah 04-Dec-99 14-Dec-04
Gopalkrishna Gandhi 14-Dec-04 14-Dec-09
Devanand Konwar (additional charge) 14-Dec-09 19-Dec-09
M.K. Narayanan 19-Dec-09 30-Jun-14
D. Y. Patil (Acting Charge)[1] 03-Jul-14 17-Jul-14
Keshari Nath Tripathi 24-Jul-14 Incumbent

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

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