List of Governors of Punjab

List of Governors of Punjab
List of Governors of Punjab
The Governor of Punjab is the constitutional head of Punjab. He is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. Since 1985 the Governor of Punjab also acts as the Administrator of Chandigarh.

The seat was established on 15 August 1947 after Independence of India. Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was the inaugral holder of the office. V. P. Singh Badnore is the current Governor of Punjab. He took the charge on 22 August 2016.

#NameTook ChargeLeft Charge
1Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi15 August 194711 March 1953
2Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh11 March 195315 September 1958
3Narahar Vishnu Gadgil15 September 19581 October 1962
4Pattom Thanu Pillai1 October 19624 May 1964
5Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim4 May 19641 September 1965
6Sardar Ujjal Singh1 September 196526 June 1966
7Dharma Vira27 June 19661 June 1967
8Mehar Singh1 June 196716 October 1967
9D. C. Pavate16 October 196721 May 1973
10Mahendra Mohan Choudhry21 May 19731 September 1977
11Ranjit Singh Narula1 September 197724 September 1977
12Jaisukh Lal Hathi24 September 197726 August 1981
13Aminuddin Ahmad Khan26 August 198121 April 1982
14Marri Chenna Reddy21 April 19827 February 1983
15S. S. Sandhawalia7 February 198321 February 1983
16Anant Prasad Sharma21 February 198310 October 1983
17Bhairab Dutt Pande10 October 19833 July 1984
18Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala3 July 198414 March 1985
19Arjun Singh14 March 198514 November 1985
20Hokishe Sema14 November 198526 November 1985
21Shankar Dayal Sharma26 November 19852 April 1986
22Siddharta Shankar Ray2 April 19868 December 1989
23Nirmal Mukarji8 December 198914 June 1990
24Virendra Verma14 June 199018 December 1990
25General Om Prakash Malhotra18 December 19907 August 1991
26Surendra Nath7 August 19919 July 1994
27Sudhakar Panditrao Kurdukar10 July 199418 September 1994
28Lieutenant General B.K.N. Chhibber18 September 199427 November 1999
29Lieutenant General J. F. R. Jacob27 November 19998 May 2003
30Om Prakash Verma8 May 20033 November 2004
31Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai3 November 200416 November 2004
32General Sunith Francis Rodrigues16 November 200422 January 2010
33Shivraj Patil22 January 201021 January 2015
34Kaptan Singh Solanki21 January 201522 August 2016
35V. P. Singh Badnore22 August 2016Incumbent