List of Governors of Karnataka

List of Governors of Karnataka
List of Governors of Karnataka
The Governor of Karnataka is the nominative head of the Indian state of Karnataka. He is appointed by the President of India and holds office at the President's pleasure.

Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar was the first Governor of Karnataka (then known as Governover of Mysore, since Karnataka before 1 November 1973 was known as Mysore). He was also the last Maharaja of Mysore and first and only Rajpramukh of Mysore (Karnataka) state.

Khurshed Alam Khan was the longest serving Governor of Karnataka. VS Ramadevi was the first woman Governor of the Karnataka. She was also the second female Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala is the current Governor of Karnataka. He took the charge on 1 September 2014.


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1Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar1 November 19574 May 1963
2S. M. Shrinagesh4 May 19632 April 1965
3V. V. Giri2 April 196513 May 1967
4Gopal Swarup Pathak13 May 196730 August 1969
5Dharma Vira23 October 19701 February 1972
6Mohanlal Sukhadia1 February 197210 January 1975
7Uma Shankar Dikshit10 January 19752 August 1977
8Govind Narain2 August 197715 April 1982
9Ashoknath Banerji16 April 198225 February 1987
10Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah26 February 19875 February 1990
11Bhanu Pratap Singh8 May 19906 January 1992
12Khurshed Alam Khan6 January 19922 December 1999
13V. S. Ramadevi2 December 199920 August 2002
14T. N. Chaturvedi21 August 200220 August 2007
15Rameshwar Thakur21 August 200724 June 2009
16Rameshwar Thakur21 August 200724 June 2009
17Konijeti Rosaiah30 June 201431 August 2014
18Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala1 September 2014Incumbent