List of Governors of Nagaland

List of Governors of Nagaland
List of Governors of Nagaland
The Governor of Nagaland is the constitutional head of Nagaland. He is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure.

Vishnu Sahay was the first Governor of Nagaland. He was in the office from 1 December 1963 to 16 April 1968. Padmanabha Acharya is the current Governor of Nagaland. He took the charge on 19 July 2014.

# Name Took Charge Left Charge
1 Vishnu Sahay 1 December 1963 16 April 1968
2 B.K. Nehru17 April 1968 18 September 1973
3 L.P. Singh 19 September 1973 9 August 1981
4 S. M. H. Burney 10 August 1981 12 June 1984
5 Gen.(Retd.) K. V. Krishna Rao 13 June 1984 19 July 1989
6 Dr. Gopal Singh 20 July 1989 3 May 1990
7 Dr. M.M. Thomas 9 May 1990 12 April 1992
8 Loknath Mishra 13 April 1992 1 October 1993
9 Lt. Gen.(Retd.) V. K. Nayyar 2 October 1993 4 August 1994
10 O.N. Shrivastava 5 August 1994 11 November 1996
11 Om Prakash Sharma 12 November 1996 27 January 2002
12 Shyamal Datta 28 January 2002 2 February 2007
13 K. Wilson 3 February 2007 4 February 2007
14 K. Sankaranarayanan 4 February 2007 28 July 2009
15 Gurbachan Jagat, IPS (Retd.) 28 July 2009 14 Oct 2009
16 Nikhil Kumar, IPS (Retd.) 15 Oct 2009 20 March 2013
17 Ashwani Kumar 21 March 2013 27 June 2014
18 Krishan Kant Paul 2 July 2014 19 July 2014
19 Padmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014 Incumbent