Tuesday, September 24, 2019

List of Governors of Assam

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The governor acts as the nominal head of a state whereas the real power lies with the Chief minister of the concerned states and his/her councils of ministers. 


The primary function of the governor is to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the law as incorporated in his/her oath of office under Article 159 of the Indian constitution in the administration of the State affairs. 

Here is the list of governors of Assam since independence. 

Sr.No.Name of GovernorsFromTo
1Muhammad Saleh Akbar HydariAug 15, 1947Dec 28, 1948
2Ronald Francis LodgeDec 30, 1948Feb 16, 1949
3Sri PrakasaFeb 16, 1949May 27, 1950
4Jairam Das DaulatramMay 27, 1950May 15, 1956
5Saiyid Fazal AliMay 15, 1956Aug 22, 1959
6Chandreswar Prasad SinhaAug 23, 1959Oct 14, 1959
7Satyavant Mallannah ShrinageshOct 14, 1959Nov 12, 1960
8Vishnu SahayNov 12, 1960Jan 13, 1961
9Mallannah ShrinageshJan 13, 1961Sep 7, 1962
10Vishnu SahaySep 7, 1962Apr 17, 1968
11Braj Kumar NehruApr 17, 1968Dec 7, 1970
12Justice P. K. GoswamiDec 8, 1970Jan 4, 1971
13Braj Kumar NehruJan 5, 1971Sep 18, 1973
14Lallan Prasad SinghSep 19, 1973Aug 11, 1981
15Prakash Chandra MehrotraAug 12, 1981Mar 28, 1984
16Justice T. S. MishraMar 29, 1984Apr 15, 1984
17Bhishma Narain SinghApr 16, 1984May 11, 1989
18Harideo JoshiMay 12, 1989Jul 26, 1989
19Justice Anisetti RaghuvirJul 27, 1989May 1, 1990
20Justice Devi Das ThakurMay 2, 1990Mar 16, 1991
21Loknath MishraMar 17, 1991Aug 31, 1997
22Srinivas Kumar SinhaSep 1, 1997Jun 4, 2003
23Ajai SinghJun 5, 2003Jul 3, 2008
24Shiv Charan MathurJul 4, 2008Jun 25, 2009
25K SankaranarayananJun 26, 2009Jul 26, 2009
26Syed Sibtey RaziJul 27, 2009Dec 10, 2009
27Janaki Ballabh PatnaikDec 11, 2009Dec 11, 2014
28Padmanabha Balakrishna AcharyaDec 12, 2014Aug 22, 2016
29Banwarilal PurohitAug 22, 2016 10 October 2017
30Jagdish Mukhi 10 October 2017Present

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