Prof. Ganeshi Lal was sworn in as Hon’ble Governor of Odisha on 29th May 2018. He was administered the oath of office by Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Orissa Shri Justice Vineet Saran in a function held at Abhishek Hall of Raj Bhavan.
Prof. Lal was born at Sirsa, Haryana on 1st March, 1942 and holds a degree in English Honours. He further went on to gain a post-graduate degree in Mathematics. He was brilliant in studies and stood First Class First in FA, BA and MA Class and was a Gold Medallist.
After completing his education, he joined academic profession and served as Professor in different Government Colleges in Haryana between 1964 and 1991.
Since 1962 Prof. Lal is actively associated with Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and held posts in Hisar, Rohtak Wing of RSS.
On his political assignments Prof. Lal was associated with grassroots organisations of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a former State President of Haryana BJP, a former Chairman of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Haryana and former National President of BJP Disciplinary Committee.
During Emergency period in the country in 1976 Prof. Lal was sent to jail. He also actively participated in Ram Janmabhoomi Movement.
Regarding his Executive and Legislative Position, Prof. Lal was elected as MLA from Sirsa constituency in 1996, and became a Minister in the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP)-BJP Government in Haryana from 1996-99.
Prof. Lal is married to Smt. Sushila Devi.
Former Governor List
|1||Kailash Nath Katju||15-Aug-47||20-Jun-48|
|–||V. P. Menon (Acting)||6-May-51||17-Jul-51|
|4||P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja||10-Feb-54||11-Sep-56|
|5||Bhim Sen Sachar||12-Sep-56||31-Jul-57|
|6||Yeshwant Narayan Sukthankar||31-Jul-57||15-Sep-62|
|7||Ajudhia Nath Khosla||16-Sep-62||5-Aug-66|
|–||Khaleell Ahommed (Acting)||5-Aug-66||11-Sep-66|
|-7||Ajudhia Nath Khosla||12-Sep-66||30-Jan-68|
|8||Shaukatullah Shah Ansari||31-Jan-68||20-Sep-71|
|–||Sardar Jojendra Singh (Acting)||20-Sep-71||30-Jun-72|
|9||Gati Krushna Misra||1-Jul-72||8-Nov-72|
|10||Basappa Danappa Jatti||8-Nov-72||20-Aug-74|
|-9||Gati Krushna Misra||21-Aug-74||25-Oct-74|
|11||Akbar Ali Khan||25-Oct-74||17-Apr-76|
|–||Shiva Narayin Sankar (Acting)||17-Apr-76||7-Feb-77|
|12||Harcharan Singh Brar||7-Feb-77||22-Sep-77|
|13||Bhagwat Dayal Sharma||23-Sep-77||30-Apr-80|
|14||Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha||30-Apr-80||30-Sep-80|
|–||S. K. Ray (Acting)||1-Oct-80||3-Nov-80|
|-14||Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha||4-Nov-80||24-Jun-82|
|–||Ranganath Misra (Acting)||25-Jun-82||31-Aug-82|
|-14||Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha||1-Sep-82||17-Aug-83|
|15||Bishambhar Nath Pande||17-Aug-83||20-Nov-88|
|16||Saiyid Nurul Hasan||20-Nov-88||6-Feb-90|
|17||Yagya Dutt Sharma||7-Feb-90||1-Feb-93|
|-16||Saiyid Nurul Hasan||1-Feb-93||31-May-93|
|18||B. Satya Narayan Reddy||1-Jun-93||17-Jun-95|
|20||K. V. Raghunatha Reddy||31-Jan-97||12-Feb-97|
|-20||K. V. Raghunatha Reddy||13-Dec-97||27-Apr-98|
|22||M. M. Rajendran||15-Nov-99||17-Nov-04|
|24||Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare||21-Aug-07||9-Mar-13|
|–||Satya Pal Malik (Additional Charge)||21-Mar-18||28-May-18|
|26||Prof. Ganeshi Lal||29-May-18||Till now|