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Governor of Tamil Nadu
Flag of India.svg
Emblem of India.svg
State Emblem of India
Banwarilal Purohit.jpg
Incumbent
Banwarilal Purohit

since 6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
Style His Excellency (Formal)
Mr. Governor (Informal)
Reports to President of India
Government of India
Residence
  • Raj Bhavan, Chennai (primary)
  • Raj Bhavan, Ooty (summer)
Appointer President of India
Term length Five years
Renewable
Inaugural holder Archibald Edward Nye
(1946–48)
Formation 6 May 1946 (1946-05-06) (74 years ago)
Salary INR350000 (US$6,000) (per month)

The Governor of the State of Tamil Nadu is the constitutional head of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Like all states, the governor is nominated by the President of India.

List

S.No Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Previous post Appointed by
1 No image available.svg Sardar Ujjal Singh
(1895–1983)
14 January 1969 27 May 1971 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0133.&&&&&0133 days)
Governor of Punjab Zakir Hussain
2 No image available.svg Kodardas Kalidas Shah
(1908–1986)
27 May 1971 16 June 1976 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 days)
- Varaha Venkata Giri
3 Mohan Lal Sukhadia 1988 stamp of India.jpg Mohan Lal Sukhadia
(1916–1982)
16 June 1976 8 April 1977 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0296.&&&&&0296 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
- No image available.svg P. Govindan Nair
(Acting)
9 April 1977 27 April 1977 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 days)
- Basappa Danappa Jatti
4 No image available.svg Prabhudas Patwari
(1909–1985)
27 April 1977 27 October 1980 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0183.&&&&&0183 days)
Indian Lawyer
- No image available.svg M. M. Ismail
(Acting)
(1921–2005)
27 October 1980 4 November 1980 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 days)
Chief Justice of Madras High Court Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
5 No image available.svg Sadiq Ali
(1910–2001)
4 November 1980 3 September 1982 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0303.&&&&&0303 days)
Governor of Maharashtra
6 No image available.svg Sundar Lal Khurana
(1918–)
3 September 1982 17 February 1988 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0167.&&&&&0167 days)
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Giani Zail Singh
7 No image available.svg P. C. Alexander
(1921–2011)
17 February 1988 24 May 1990 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&096.&&&&&096 days)
IAS Officer R. Venkataraman
8 H E Shri Surjit Singh Barnala.jpg Surjit Singh Barnala
(1925–2017)
24 May 1990 15 February 1991 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0267.&&&&&0267 days)
Chief Minister of Punjab
9 No image available.svg Bhishma Narain Singh
(1933–2018)
15 February 1991 31 May 1993 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0105.&&&&&0105 days)
Governor of Assam
10 Marri Chenna Reddy
(1919–1996)
31 May 1993 2 December 1996 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0185.&&&&&0185 days)
Governor of Rajasthan Shankar Dayal Sharma
- Krishan Kant 2005 stamp of India.jpg Krishan Kant
(Additional Charge)
(1927–2002)
2 December 1996 25 January 1997 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&054.&&&&&054 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
11 Justice Fathima Beevi.JPG M. Fathima Beevi
(1927-)
25 January 1997 3 July 2001 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0159.&&&&&0159 days)
Judge at the Supreme Court of India
- C. Rangrajan at the Conference on "Fiscal Policy in India" (cropped).jpg C. Rangarajan
(Additional Charge)
(1932-)
3 July 2001 18 January 2002 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0199.&&&&&0199 days)
Governor of the Reserve Bank of India K. R. Narayanan
12 No image available.svg P. S. Ramamohan Rao
(1934-)
18 January 2002 3 November 2004 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0290.&&&&&0290 days)
IAS Officer A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(8) H E Shri Surjit Singh Barnala.jpg Surjit Singh Barnala
(1925–2017)
3 November 2004 31 August 2011 2nd
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0301.&&&&&0301 days)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
13 Konijeti Rosaiah BNC.jpg Konijeti Rosaiah
(1933–)
31 August 2011 30 August 2016 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0365.&&&&&0365 days)
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Pratibha Patil
- Vidhyasagar Rao.jpg C. Vidyasagar Rao
(Additional Charge)
(1942–)
2 September 2016 6 October 2017 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 days)
Governor of Maharashtra Pranab Mukherjee
14 Banwarilal Purohit.jpg Banwarilal Purohit
(1939–)
6 October 2017 Incumbent 1st
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0195.&&&&&0195 days)
Governor of Assam Ram Nath Kovind
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