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Banwarilal Purohit
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21st Governor of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
6 October 2017
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Preceded by C. Vidyasagar Rao
25th Governor of Assam
In office
22 August 2016 – 29 September 2017
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Preceded by Padmanabha Acharya
Succeeded by Jagdish Mukhi
16th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
27 January 2017 – 5 October 2017
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma
Preceded by V. Shanmuganathan
Succeeded by Ganga Prasad
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
for Nagpur
In office
1984–1991
Preceded by Jambuwantrao Dhote
Succeeded by Datta Meghe
In office
1996–1998
Preceded by Datta Meghe
Succeeded by Vilas Muttemwar
Personal details
Born 16 April 1939 (1939-04-16) (age 81)
Nawalgarh, Rajputana Agency, British India (present-day Rajasthan, India)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Residence Raj Bhavan (Chennai)

Banwarilal Purohit (born 16 April 1939) is an Indian politician. He is the current and 21st Governor of Tamil Nadu since October 2017. He was appointed as Governor of Assam State by President of India on 17 August 2016.

He was a Member of Parliament from the Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) three times, twice as an Indian National Congress member, once as a BJP member.

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