Bhairab Dutt Pandey
|10th Governor of West Bengal|
12 September 1981 – 10 October 1983
|Chief Minister||Jyoti Basu|
|Preceded by||Tribhuvan Narain Singh|
|Succeeded by||Anant Sharma|
|12th Cabinet Secretary of India|
2 November 1972 – 31 March 1977
|Prime Minister||Indira Gandhi|
|Preceded by||T. Swaminathan|
|Succeeded by||N. K. Mukarji|
|Born||17 March 1917|
Almora district, Uttarakhand, British India
|Died||4 April 2009citation needed] (aged 92)[|
|Occupation||Indian Civil Service|
|Known for||Civil Service|
|Awards||Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri|
Bhairab Dutt Pandey (17 March 1917 – 4 April 2009) was a member of the Indian Civil Service and Union Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India under Indira Gandhi. He served as the Governor of West Bengal (1981–1983), and Punjab (1983–1984), and the Administrator of Chandigarh for a brief period.
Born in Almora, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Pandey served as a Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government from 2 November 1972 to 31 March 1977. When President's rule was imposed on Punjab, he served as the Governor of the state.
Pandey was married to Vimla Pande. They had three children: Arvind Pandey, environmentalist Lalit Pandey, and Ratna Pandey. His brother-in-law, Vinod Chandra Pandey, was also a former Governor and Union Cabinet Secretary.
He was one of the last living members of the Imperial Civil Service, having entered in the 1939 batch.
The Government of India awarded Pandey the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 1972, for his contributions to Indian society and the Padma Vibhushan in 2000.