Ganeshi Lal
Ganeshi Lal in 2018
25th 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)
Residence(s)Raj Bhavan, Odisha
Source: [1]

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

Early life and career

Ganeshi Lal was born in Sirsa, Haryana on 1 March 1941.[4] He received a university degree in English and a post-graduate degree in mathematics. Subsequently, he worked as a professor in different Government colleges in Haryana between 1964 and 1991.

From 2003 to 2006 he served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana unit. [5]

He has authored a book on Bhagavad Gita titled Non-attached Attachment.[6]

Personal life

Lal married Sushila Devi,[4] who died on 23 November 2020 due to COVID-19.[7][8] They have seven children.


  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. ^ "List of Ex State Presidents".
  6. ^ "Odisha Governor receives first copy of his book 'Nonattached Attachment' - Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly". 1 July 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Odisha Guv Ganeshi Lal's wife dies of post coronavirus complications". Business Standard India. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.