Ganeshi Lal
Collage of Ratha Jatra and Head of States Governor and CM (cropped).jpg
Governor during the Ratha-Yatra 2018
26th Governor of Odisha
Assumed office
29 May 2018
Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik
Preceded bySatya Pal Malik
Member of the Legislative Assembly
In office
ConstituencySirsa, Haryana[1]
Personal details
Born (1941-03-01) 1 March 1941 (age 82)
Sirsa, Punjab, British India
(present-day Haryana, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Susheela Devi
(died 2020)
ChildrenManish Singhal Lakshay Singhal
Residence(s)Raj Bhavan, Odisha
Source: [1]

Ganeshi Lal (born 1 March 1941) is an Indian politician and the incumbent Governor of Odisha.[2][3]

Personal life

Professor Ganeshi Lal was born in Sirsa, Haryana on 1 March 1941.[4] With a brilliant educational career, he holds a degree in English Honours. He further went on to gain a post-graduate degree in Mathematics. He stood First Class First in FA, BA and MA Class and was a Gold Medalist. After completing his education, he joined academic profession and served as professor in different Government Colleges in Haryana between 1964 and 1991. Lal was married to Sushila Devi,[4] who died on 23 November 2020 due to COVID-19.[5][6]

Political career

He has authored a celebrated book on Bhagvad Gita, 'Non-attached Attachment' running in its second edition, published by PEN IN Books.[7] He served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana unit from 2003 to 2006. [8]

Official meetings


  1. ^ "Sirsa Election Result". Mapsofindia. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan appointed Mizoram Governor". Indian Express. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Haryana BJP leader Professor Ganeshi Lal is new Odisha Governor". Tribune. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "RAJ BHAVAN ODISHA". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Odisha Governor's wife Sushila Devi passes away after testing positive for COVID-19". The New Indian Express. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Odisha Guv Ganeshi Lal's wife dies of post coronavirus complications". Business Standard India. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Odisha Governor receives first copy of his book 'Nonattached Attachment' - Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly". 1 July 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  8. ^ "List of Ex State Presidents".
  9. ^ "VSSUT CONVOCATION 2019". TheVission. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Odisha Governor, Principal Secretary to the PMO, PK Mishra attended 30th convocation ceremony of #Sambalpur University". OdishaDiary. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Scientific tools need of the hour for smart farming". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 December 2019.