Governors of Tamilnadu:
The Governor of state acts as the nominal head, the real power lies with the Chief ministers of the states and his/her councils of the minister. Governor is the constitutional head of the State. The governor is appointed by the president for the term of five years. The first woman governor of Tamilnadu is M. Fathima Beevi (Jan. 1997 till July 2001). Currently, Banwarilal Purohit as Governor of Tamilnadu since October 6, 2017. Tamilnadu was renamed from Madras on 14th January 1969. Following is the list of Governors in Tamilnadu since 1969 below. Check the List of Governors of Tamil Nadu 2019 – 2022 and its term/ during Office.
M. Fathima Beevi, First Women Governor of Tamil Nadu in tenure period 1997 – 2001. Currently, Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of TN in 2022.
Also, see List of Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, click to see – List of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Woman Governor of Tamilnadu:
M. Fathima Beevi was the First woman Governor of Tamilnadu. Term of Governor Office from 25 Jan. 1997 till 3 July 2001. Formerly she was Judge at the Supreme Court of India.
List of Governors in Tamilnadu:
Check the table below for the List of Governors of Tamil Nadu:
|S.NO||Name||Term of Governor’s Office||Native||Previous Post|
|1.||Sardar Ujjal Singh||1969-1971||Governor of Punjab|
|2.||Kodardas Kalidas Shah||1971-1976||Gujarat|
|3.||Mohan Lal Sukhadia||1976-1977||Rajasthan||Governor of Andhra Pradesh|
|4.||P. Govindan Nair (acting)||1977|
|6.||M. M. Ismail (acting)||1980||Tamil Nadu||Chief Justice of Madras High Court|
|7.||Sadiq Ali||1980-1982||Rajasthan||Governor of Maharashtra|
|8.||Sundar Lal Khurana, IAS (Retd.)||1982-1988||Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry|
|9.||P. C. Alexander, IAS (Retd.)||1988-1990||Kerala|
|10.||Surjit Singh Barnala||1990-1991||Haryana||Chief Minister of Punjab|
|11.||Bhishma Narain Singh||1991-1993||Jharkhand||Governor of Assam|
|12.||Marri Chenna Reddy||1993-1996||Andhra Pradesh||Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan|
|13||Krishan Kant (additional charge)||1996-1997||Punjab||Governor of Andhra Pradesh|
|14.||M. Fathima Beevi||1997-2001||Kerala||Judge of the Supreme Court of India|
|15.||C. Rangarajan (additional charge)||2001-2002||Tamil Nadu||Governor of the Reserve Bank of India|
|16.||P. S. Ramamohan Rao, IPS (Retd.)||2002-2004||Andhra Pradesh|
|17.||Surjit Singh Barnala||2004-2011||Haryana||Governor of Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Andaman and Nicobar|
|18.||Konijeti Rosaiah||2011-2016||Andhra Pradesh||Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh|
|19.||C. Vidyasagar Rao (additional charge)||2016-2017||Telangana||Governor of Maharashtra|
|20.||Banwarilal Purohit||2017 – At Present||Rajasthan||Governor of Assam|
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