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Praful Khoda Patel
Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel.jpg
1st Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Assumed office
26 January 2020
Preceded by Position established
16th Administrator of Daman and Diu
In office
29 August 2016 – 26 January 2020
Preceded by Vikram Dev Dutt
Succeeded by Position abolished
Administrator of Lakshadweep
Assumed office
5 December 2020
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Dineshwar Sharma
29th Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
In office
30 December 2016 – 26 January 2020
Preceded by Madhup Vyas
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of the Legislative Assembly from Gujarat
In office
2007–2012
Constituency Himatnagar
MoS Home Minister of Gujarat
In office
21 August 2010 – 17 December 2012
Constituency Himatnagar
Personal details
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party

Praful Khoda Patel is a former Member of Legislative assembly from Himatnagar constituency in Gujarat for its 12th legislative assembly (2007–12). He also was MoS Home Minister of Gujarat. He has been the Administrator of Daman and Diu and as the Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.


In December 2020, he became Administrator of Lakshadweep following the death of Dineshwar Sharma.

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