Hari Vinayak Pataskar
2nd Governor of Madhya Pradesh
In office
14 June 1957 – 10 February 1965
Chief MinisterKailash Nath Katju
Bhagwantrao Mandloi
Dwarka Prasad Mishra
Preceded byPattabhi Sitaramayya
Succeeded byK.C. Reddy
Minister of Civil Aviation
In office
7 December 1956 – 16 April 1957
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byLal Bahadur Shastri
Succeeded byLal Bahadur Shastri
Member of the Constituent Assembly of India
In office
9 December 1946 – 24 January 1950
Personal details
Born(1892-05-15)15 May 1892
Indapur, Pune, Bombay Presidency, British India (Now in Maharashtra, India)
Died21 February 1970(1970-02-21) (aged 77)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
AwardsPadma Vibhushan (1963)

Hari Vinayak Pataskar was an Indian lawyer, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Poona and politician who was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India[1] and a former Governor of Madhya Pradesh.He was the longest-serving governor Of Madhya Pradesh. Tenure was of 7 Years,8 Months and of 10 Days[2] In 1963, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour in India, for services in Public Affairs.[3]


  1. ^ "List of members of the constituent assembly".
  2. ^ "Governors of Madhya Pradesh". Archived from the original on 12 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Padma Vibhushan Awardees".