List of Governors of Bihar

List of Governors of Bihar
The Governor of Bihar is a constitutional head and representative of the President of India in the state of Bihar. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years.

The office of Governor of Bihar was established under the British Rule on 1 April 1936. Sir James David Sifton was the first Governor of Bihar under British Rule. On Independence, Jairamdas Daulatram became first Indian person to hold the Governor's office. Since Independence, Govenor office of Bihar has seen 29 office bearers. Lalji Tandon is the current Governor of Bihar. He took the office on 23rd August 2018.

Zakir Hussain and Ram Nath Kovind were two such Governors of Bihar who went on to become the President of India.

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1Sir James David Sifton1 April 193610 March 1937
2Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett11 March 193715 May 1938
-Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart (acting)15 May 193816 September 1938
(2)Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett17 September 19385 August 1939
3Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart6 August 19392 February 1943
4Sir Thomas George Rutherford3 February 19436 September 1943
-Sir Francis Mudie (acting)7 September 194323 April 1944
(4)Sir Thomas George Rutherford24 April 194412 May 1946
5Sir Hugh Dow13 May 194614 August 1947
6Jairamdas Daulatram15 August 194711 January 1948
7Madhav Shrihari Aney12 January 194814 June 1952
8R. R. Diwakar15 June 19525 July 1957
9Zakir Hussain6 July 195711 May 1962
10M. A. S. Ayyangar12 May 19626 December 1967
11Nityanand Kanungo7 December 196720 January 1971
-Justice U.N. Sinha (acting)21 January 197131 January 1971
12Dev Kant Baruah1 February 19714 February 1973
13Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare4 February 197315 June 1976
14Jagannath Kaushal16 June 197631 January 1979
-Justice K.B.N. Singh (acting)31 January 197919 September 1979
15Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai20 September 197915 March 1985
16P. Venkatasubbaiah15 March 198525 February 1988
17Govind Narain Singh26 February 198824 January 1989
-Justice Dipak Kumar Sen (acting)24 January 198928 January 1989
18R.D. Pradhan29 January 19892 February 1989
19Jagannath Pahadia3 March 19892 February 1990
-Justice G.G. Sohoni (acting)2 February 199016 February 1990
20Mohammad Saleem16 February 199013 February 1991
-B. Satyanarain Reddy (acting)14 February 199118 March 1991
21Mohammad Shafi Qureshi19 March 199113 August 1993
(15)Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai14 August 199326 April 1998
22Sunder Singh Bhandari27 April 199815 March 1999
-Justice B.M. Lall (acting)15 March 19995 October 1999
-Surajbhan (acting)6 October 199922 November 1999
23V. C. Pande23 November 199912 June 2003
24M R Jois12 June 200331 October 2004
-Ved Prakash Marwah (acting)1 November 20044 November 2004
25Buta Singh5 November 200429 January 2006
26Gopalkrishna Gandhi31 January 200621 June 2006
27R. S. Gavai22 June 20069 July 2008
28R. L. Bhatia10 July 200828 June 2009
29Devanand Konwar29 June 200921 March 2013
30D. Y. Patil22 March 201326 November 2014
31Keshari Nath Tripathi (Addl. charge)27 November 201415 August 2015
32Ram Nath Kovind16 August 201520 June 2017
(31)Keshari Nath Tripathi (Addl. charge)20 June 201729 September 2017
33Satya Pal Malik30 September 201723 August 2018
34Lalji Tandon23 August 2018Incumbent