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Governor of Karnataka
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ರಾಜ್ಯಪಾಲರು
Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.jpg
Incumbent
Vajubhai Vala

since 1 September 2014
Style The Honourable,
His Excellency
Residence Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru
Appointer President of India
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Formation 1 November 1956 (1956-11-01) (64 years ago)

The Governor of Karnataka is the constitutional head of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The governor is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.

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No Portrait Name Term of office Duration Selected former office(s)
1 Court portrait of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar of Mysore.jpg Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar 1 November 1956 4 May 1963 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0184.&&&&&0184 days Maharaja of Mysore, Rajpramukh of Mysore
2 General Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh.jpg S. M. Shrinagesh 4 May 1963 2 April 1965 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0333.&&&&&0333 days Chief of the Army Staff
3 V.V.Giri.jpg V. V. Giri 2 April 1965 13 May 1967 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&041.&&&&&041 days Fourth President of India
4 Gopal Swarup Pathak 13 May 1967 30 August 1969 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0109.&&&&&0109 days Fourth Vice-President of India
5 Dharma Vir, ICS.jpg Dharma Vira 23 October 1970 1 February 1972 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0101.&&&&&0101 days Governor of Punjab, Haryana, and Bengal
6 Mohan Lal Sukhadia 1988 stamp of India.jpg Mohanlal Sukhadia 1 February 1972 10 January 1975 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0343.&&&&&0343 days Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
7 Uma Shankar Dikshit 10 January 1975 2 August 1977 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0204.&&&&&0204 days Governor of Bengal and the Minister of Home Affairs
8 Govind Narain

ICS

2 August 1977 15 April 1982 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0256.&&&&&0256 days First and the only member of the Imperial Civil Service to have been appointed and served as Governor of Karnataka
9 Ashoknath Banerji

IAS

16 April 1982 25 February 1987 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0315.&&&&&0315 days First member of the Indian Administrative Service to have served in this office
10 Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah 26 February 1987 5 February 1990 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0344.&&&&&0344 days Governor of Bihar, Minister of Home and Parliamentary Affairs
11 Bhanu Pratap Singh 8 May 1990 6 January 1992 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0243.&&&&&0243 days Member of Parliament
12 Khurshed Alam Khan 6 January 1992 2 December 1999 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0330.&&&&&0330 days Member of Parliament, Governor of Goa
13 Commissioner

V. S. Ramadevi

2 December 1999 20 August 2002 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0261.&&&&&0261 days Chief Election Commissioner of India, Secretary General of Rajya Sabha, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, the first and only female governor of Karnataka
14 T. N. Chaturvedi.jpg T. N. Chaturvedi 21 August 2002 20 August 2007 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0364.&&&&&0364 days Comptroller and Auditor General of India
15 The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Rameshwar Thakur in Bangalore on January 13, 2008.jpg Rameshwar Thakur 21 August 2007 24 June 2009 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0307.&&&&&0307 days Governor of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh
16 Hans Raj Bhardwaj.png Hans Raj Bhardwaj 24 June 2009 29 June 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 days Union Minister of Law and Justice, Governor of Kerala
17 Konijeti Rosaiah BNC.jpg Konijeti Rosaiah 29 June 2014 31 August 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&063.&&&&&063 days Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Governor of Tamil Nadu
18 Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.jpg Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala 1 September 2014 Incumbent &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0231.&&&&&0231 days Speaker of Gujarat Vidhan Sabha
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