List of Governors of Odisha

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

The seat was established on 1 April 1936 during British Raj. Sir John Austen Hubback was the inaugral holder of the office.  Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was the first Indian Governor of Odisha, whereas Kailash Nath Katju was the first Governor of Odisha after Independence of India. Prof. Ganeshi Lal is the current Governor of Odisha.

#NameTook ChargeLeft Charge
1Sir John Austen Hubback1 April 193611 August 1938
2George Townsend Boag (Acting)11 August 19387 December 1938
3Sir John Austen Hubback8 December 193831 March 1941
4Howthorne Lewis1 April 194131 March 1946
5Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi1 April 194614 August 1947
6Kailash Nath Katju15 August 194720 June 1948
7Asaf Ali21 June 19485 May 1951
8V. P. Menon (Acting)6 May 195117 July 1951
9Asaf Ali18 July 19516 June 1952
10Fazal Ali7 June 19529 February 1954
11P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja10 February 195411 September 1956
12Bhim Sen Sachar12 September 195631 July 1957
13Yeshwant Narayan Sukthankar31 July 195715 September 1962
14Ajudhia Nath Khosla16 September 19625 August 1966
15Khaleell Ahommed (Acting)5 August 196611 September 1966
16Ajudhia Nath Khosla12 September 196630 January 1968
17Shaukatullah Shah Ansari31 January 196820 September 1971
18Sardar Jojendra Singh (Acting)20 September 197130 June 1972
19Gati Krushna Misra1 July 19728 November 1972
20Basappa Danappa Jatti8 November 197220 August 1974
21Gati Krushna Misra21 August 197425 October 1974
22Akbar Ali Khan25 October 197417 April 1976
23Shiva Narayin Sankar (Acting)17 April 19767 February 1977
24Harcharan Singh Brar7 February 197722 September 1977
25Bhagwat Dayal Sharma23 September 197730 April 1980
26Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha30 April 198030 September 1980
27S. K. Ray (Acting)1 October 19803 November 1980
28Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha4 November 198024 June 1982
29Ranganath Misra (Acting)25 June 198231 August 1982
30Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha1 September 198217 August 1983
31Bishambhar Nath Pande17 August 198320 November 1988
32Saiyid Nurul Hasan20 November 19886 February 1990
33Yagya Dutt Sharma7 February 19901 February 1993
34Saiyid Nurul Hasan1 February 199331 May 1993
35B. Satya Narayan Reddy1 June 199317 June 1995
36Gopala Ramanujam18 June 199530 January 1997
37K. V. Raghunatha Reddy31 January 199712 February 1997
38Gopala Ramanujam13 February 199713 December 1997
39K. V. Raghunatha Reddy13 December 199727 April 1998
40C. Rangarajan27 April 199814 November 1999
41M. M. Rajendran15 November 199917 November 2004
42Rameshwar Thakur18 November 200421 August 2007
43Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare21 August 20079 March 2013
44S.C. Jamir21 March 201320 March 2018
45Satya Pal Malik (Additional Charge)21 March 201828 May 2018
46Prof. Ganeshi Lal29 May 2018Incumbent