President appoints 5 new governors including for Assam, Arunachal and Meghalaya

New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind announced the appointment of five new governors on Saturday. These include the governors of  three north-eastern state Assam, Arunachal Pradesh , Meghalaya. Other two states are  Biha and Tamil Nadu.

Jagdish Mukhi will take the place of Purohit as the Assam governor.

Brig (Retd) B D Mishra will be the governor of Arunachal Pradesh, the release said.

Former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad has been appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya.

Banwarilal Purohit   appointed as the governor of Tamil Nadu .

Satya Pal Malik, former MP and BJP’s national vice president, has been appointed the governor of Bihar.

Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi will be the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in place of Mukhi, a press release issued by the president’s office said.

Here are the profiles of the new Governors of Assam, Arunachal and Megahlaya 

Jagdish Mukhi  – New Governor of Assam 

Mr. Jagdish Mukhi was born on 1st December 1942 at Dajal, Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab, now in Pakistan. He graduated in commerce from Raj Rishi College, Alwar (Rajasthan).

In 1967, he did his M.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University.

Shri Jagdish Mukhi took to active politics since 25th June, 1975 when emergency was clamped. He has been representing Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven times from the same constituency.

Mr. Jagdish Mukhi has earlier held the portfolios of Finance, Planning, Excise & Taxation and Higher Education in the Delhi Government. He is credited with working extensively for the welfare of citizens of Delhi.

He was leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly from 1998-2008.

He was awarded as Best Finance & Planning Minister by the then Planning Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in year 1997. He was also awarded as best MLA by the then Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Manohar Joshi in year 2002.

Presently, he is the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Brigadier ( Rtd ) Dr B.D. Mishra – New Governor of Arunachal Pradesh 

Dr. B. D. Mishra retired from the Indian Army on July 31, 1995 as Brigadier, after an illustrious career in the Forces, beginning as a permanent regular infantry officer, on December 17, 1961. He was born on July 20, 1939.

Dr. Mishra was the Commander of NSG (Black Cat Commandos) Counter Hijack Task Force that assaulted the hijacked aircraft of Indian Airlines and successfully executed the rescue operation, at Raja Sansi Airfield, Amritsar, on April 24, 1993. All 124 travellers and crew members were rescued in the operation, after eliminating the hijackers, without any casualty or damage. Dr. Mishra received the Prime Minister’s appreciation for his role in ending this hijack crisis.

Dr. Mishra has served in various wars and operational roles for the nation:

Against Chinese attack on India (1962)

Against Naga insurgents in Nagaland (1963-1964)

Against Pakistan in Sialkot Sector (1965)

Against Pakistan in Liberation of Bangladesh (1971)

Against Pakistan on LoC in Poonch Sector, as Battalion Commander (1979-1981)

Against LTTE as the Leading Brigade Commander of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Jaffna, Vavunia and Trincomalee in Sri Lanka (1987-1988)

Against J&K and Punjab terrorists, as NSG Force Commander (1990-1995)

Volunteered for Kargil War, after retirement

He has received Commendation for Gallant Role in Counter Terrorist Operations.

Dr. Mishra holds an MA from Allahabad University, an M.Sc from Madras University and a Ph.D from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has five years’ Post Graduate and Graduate level teaching experience in College of Combat at MHOW and in Defence Services Staff College at Wellington.

Ganga Prasad- New Governor of Meghalaya 

Mr. Ganga Prasad was elected for the first time as the Member of Legislative Council, MLC in Bihar in 1994. He remained as MLC for 18 years.

He has served in various capacities such as the the leader of the BJP in the Legislative Council, Shri Ganga Prasad has also been the leader of the opposition for five years in the Legislative Council.During the earlier NDA regime , he served as the leader of the Bihar Legislative Council for the ruling party and subsequently as the Deputy leader of the ruling party.


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