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Acharya Devvrat
Devvrat in 2023
20th Governor of Gujarat
Assumed office
22 July 2019
Chief Minister
Preceded byOm Prakash Kohli
18th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
12 August 2015 – 21 July 2019
Chief Minister
Preceded byKalyan Singh
Succeeded byKalraj Mishra
12th Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith
Preceded byEla Bhatt
Personal details
Born (1959-01-18) 18 January 1959 (age 65)[1]
Samalkha, Punjab, India
(present-day Haryana)[1]
SpouseDarsana Devi

Acharya Devvrat (born 18 January 1959) is an Indian politician and former educationalist who is serving as the 20th Governor of Gujarat. He is an Arya Samaj pracharak and served previously as the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra, Haryana.[2][3][4][1] Being the Governor of Gujarat, he is also the Chancellor of state universities of Gujarat.

In August 2015, Devvrat was appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.[5] He continued till 21 July 2019, when he was replaced by Kalraj Mishra.[5]

In June 2019, he was named as Governor of Gujarat replacing Om Prakash Kohli.[6]

Devvrat is married to Darsana Devi.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Ramdev follower Acharya Dev Vrat is HP Governor". The Tribune. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "R N Kovind appointed governor of Bihar, Acharya Dev Vrat named Himachal governor". The Times of India. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Guv-designate Acharya Dev Vrat hails BJP for choosing 'non-political' person". DNA. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed Bihar,Himachal Governors". Business Standard India. Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat". The Hindu. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Kalraj Mishra Appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat Shifted to Gujarat". News18. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Himachal Governor, wife opt for postal ballot". Business Standard India. IANS. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
Political offices Preceded byKalyan SinghAdditional Charge Governor of Himachal Pradesh 12 August 2015 – 21 July 2019 Succeeded byKalraj Mishra Preceded byOm Prakash Kohli Governor of Gujarat 21 July 2019–present Incumbent