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Governor of Odisha
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ରାଜ ଭବନ, ଓଡ଼ିଶା
Raj Bhavan, Odisha
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Incumbent
Prof. Ganeshi Lal Mathur

since 29 May 2018 (2018-05-29)
Style His Excellency
Residence Raj Bhavan, Odisha, Bhubaneswar
Appointer President of India
Term length Five Years
Inaugural holder Sir John Austen Hubback (before independence)
Kailash Nath Katju (after independence)
Formation 15 August 1947 (1947-08-15) (73 years ago)

This is a list of the governors of the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa), since its foundation in 1936.

Governors of Odisha

# Name Took Office Left Office
British India (Before 1947)
1 Sir John Austen Hubback 1 April 1936 11 August 1938
- George Townsend Boag (Acting) 11 August 1938 7 December 1938
2 Sir John Austen Hubback 8 December 1938 31 March 1941
3 Howthorne Lewis 1 April 1941 31 March 1946
4 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi 1 April 1946 14 August 1947
Independent India (After 1947)
1 Kailash Nath Katju 15 August 1947 20 June 1948
2 Asaf Ali 21 June 1948 5 May 1951
- V. P. Menon (Acting) 6 May 1951 17 July 1951
(2) Asaf Ali 18 July 1951 6 June 1952
3 Fazal Ali 7 June 1952 9 February 1954
4 P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja 10 February 1954 11 September 1956
5 Bhim Sen Sachar 12 September 1956 31 July 1957
6 Yeshwant Narayan Sukthankar 31 July 1957 15 September 1962
7 Ajudhia Nath Khosla 16 September 1962 5 August 1966
- Khaleell Ahommed (Acting) 5 August 1966 11 September 1966
(7) Ajudhia Nath Khosla 12 September 1966 30 January 1968
8 Shaukatullah Shah Ansari 31 January 1968 20 September 1971
- Sardar Jojendra Singh (Acting) 20 September 1971 30 June 1972
- Gati Krushna Misra (Acting) 1 July 1972 8 November 1972
9 Basappa Danappa Jatti 8 November 1972 20 August 1974
- Gati Krushna Misra (Acting) 21 August 1974 25 October 1974
10 Akbar Ali Khan 25 October 1974 17 April 1976
- Shiva Narayin Sankar (Acting) 17 April 1976 7 February 1977
11 Harcharan Singh Brar 7 February 1977 22 September 1977
12 Bhagwat Dayal Sharma 23 September 1977 30 April 1980
13 Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha 30 April 1980 30 September 1980
- S. K. Ray (Acting) 1 October 1980 3 November 1980
(13) Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha 4 November 1980 24 June 1982
- Ranganath Misra (Acting) 25 June 1982 31 August 1982
(13) Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha 1 September 1982 17 August 1983
14 Bishambhar Nath Pande 17 August 1983 20 November 1988
15 Saiyid Nurul Hasan 20 November 1988 6 February 1990
16 Yagya Dutt Sharma 7 February 1990 1 February 1993
(15) Saiyid Nurul Hasan 1 February 1993 31 May 1993
17 B. Satya Narayan Reddy 1 June 1993 17 June 1995
18 Gopala Ramanujam 18 June 1995 30 January 1997
19 K. V. Raghunatha Reddy 31 January 1997 12 February 1997
(18) Gopala Ramanujam 13 February 1997 13 December 1997
(19) K. V. Raghunatha Reddy 13 December 1997 27 April 1998
20 C. Rangarajan 27 April 1998 14 November 1999
21 M. M. Rajendran 15 November 1999 17 November 2004
22 Rameshwar Thakur 18 November 2004 21 August 2007
23 Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare 21 August 2007 9 March 2013
24 S.C. Jamir 21 March 2013 20 March 2018
- Satya Pal Malik (Additional Charge) 21 March 2018 28 May 2018
25 Prof. Ganeshi Lal 29 May 2018 Incumbent
(Governor's Official Residence)
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