(Last Updated on : 26-11-2018)
Governor of Uttar Pradesh is the constitutional head of Uttar Pradesh
. The President of India
appoints the Governor
for a term of 5 years. The Governors powers and functions at the state
level are similar to those of the President of India at Union level. Sarojini Naidu was the first Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Ram Naik is the present Governor from 2014.
The Governors of Uttar Pradesh are as follows:
Sarojini Naidu was the 1st Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 15th August 1947 to 2nd March 1949. She played a leading role in the Civil Disobedience Movement
and was jailed along with Mahatma Gandhi
and other leaders. In 1942, she was arrested during period of the "Quit India Movement
Justice B.B. Malik
Justice B.B. Malik was the 2nd acting Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 3rd March 1949 to1st May 1949.
Hormasji Peroshaw Mody
After Independence of India
, Hormasji Peroshaw Mody was the 3rd Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2nd May 1949 to 1st June 1952. He was also the director of the Tata Groups and Central Bank of India.
Kanhaiyalal Manaklal Munshi
Kanhaiyalal Manaklal Munshi was the 4th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2nd June 1952 to 9th June 1957. He was a well-known name in Gujarati literature
. He founded Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an educational trust.
Varahgiri Venkatgiri was the 5th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 10th June 1957 to 30th June 1960. He was honoured by the Government of India
with the Bharat Ratna
in 1975. He was sworn in as President of India on 1969.
Dr. Baragula Rama Krishna Rao
Dr. Baragula Rama Krishna Rao was the 6th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1st July 1960 to 15th April 1962. He was also the Chief Minister
Biswanath Das was the 7th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 16th April 1962 to 30th April 1967. He was also the Chief Minister of Odisha
Bezawada Gopala Reddy
Bezawada Gopala Reddy was the 8th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1st May 1967 to 30th June 1972. He was also Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
and was popularly known as Andhra Tagore for translating Rabindranath Tagor
es works in Telugu
Shashi Kanta Verma
Shashi Kanta Verma was the 9th acting Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1st July 1972 to 13th November 1972.
A. A. Khan
A. A. Khan was the 10th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 14th November 1972 to 24th October 1974. He was awarded Padma Bhushan
in 1965 for organizing help and relief to the widowed women.
Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy
Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy became the 11th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 25th October 1974 to 1st October 1977. He was among the stalwarts who headed the Telangana movement
of Andhra Pradesh
in the late 1960s.
Ganpatrao Devji Tapase
Ganpatrao Devji Tapase was the 12th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2nd October 1977 to 27th February 1980. He has also participated in many freedom struggle movement
Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh
Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh became the 13th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 28th February 1980 to 31st March 1985. He was also as an Indian freedom fighter
, diplomat and administrator.
Mohammed Usman Arif
Mohammed Usman Arif was the 14th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 31st March 1985 to 11th February 1990.
B. Satya Narayan Reddy
B. Satya Narayan Reddy became the 15th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 12th February 1990 to 25th May 1993. He has participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and in the Hyderabad Peoples Movement in 1947.
Motilal Vora was the 16th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 26th May 1993 to 3rd May 1996. He belonged to the Indian National Congress
. He is the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Mohammad Shafi Qureshi
Mohammad Shafi Qureshi became the 17th acting Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 3rd May 1996 to 19th July 1996 and again from 17th March 1998 to 19th April 1998.
Romesh Bhandari was the 18th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 19th July 1996 to 17th March 1998. He has the credit of bringing back to India, hijackers of an Indian Airlines Aircraft
from Dubai in 1984.
Suraj Bhan became the 19th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 20th April 1998 to 23rd November 2000.
Vishnu Kant Shastri
Vishnu Kant Shastri was the 20th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 24th November 2000 to 2nd July 2004. He was also an academician, scholar, poet, philosopher, author, critic, orator, editor and administrator.
Sudarshan Agrawal became the 21st acting Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 3rd July 2004 to 7th July 2004.
T. V. Rajeswar
T. V. Rajeswar was the 22nd Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 8th July 2004 to 27th July 2009. He was an Indian Police Service
officer and an Intelligence Bureau
chief. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan
Banwari Lal Joshi
Banwari Lal Joshi became the 23rd Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 28th July 2009 to 17th June 2014.
Aziz Qureshi became the 24th acting Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 17th June 2014 to 21st July 2014.
Ram Naik is the present and the 25th Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2004. He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)