Jagdish Mukhi
The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi meeting the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on October 28, 2018 (cropped).JPG
28th Governor of Assam
Assumed office
10 October 2017
Chief MinisterSarbananda Sonowal
Himanta Biswa Sarma
Preceded byBanwarilal Purohit
Governor of Nagaland
Additional Charge
Assumed office
17 September 2021
Chief MinisterNeiphiu Rio
Preceded byR. N. Ravi
Governor of Mizoram
Additional Charge
In office
8 March 2019 – 25 October 2019
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Chief MinisterZoramthanga
Preceded byKummanam Rajasekharan
Succeeded byP. S. Sreedharan Pillai
13th Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
In office
22 August 2016 – 7 October 2017
Preceded byA. K. Singh
Succeeded byDevendra Kumar Joshi
Personal details
Born (1942-12-01) 1 December 1942 (age 80)
Dajal, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
National Democratic Alliance
ResidenceRaj Bhawan, Guwahati
EducationBCom(Hons) from Matsya University and M.Com/PhD (Finance) from Delhi University
Alma materKurukshetra University
Delhi University

Jagdish Mukhi is an Indian politician who is the Governor of Assam.[1][2] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[3] Past positions have included Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in the Delhi government.

Early years and family life

Jagdish Mukhi was born on 1 December 1942 in Dajal to a Saraiki Hindu family. At age 4, during the partition of India, the family moved to Sohna.[4]

Mukhi gained a B.Com. from Raj Rishi College in Alwar, Rajasthan in 1965, followed by a M. Com. from the university of Delhi in 1967.[4][5] Until entering politics he was a professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University.[4] He was awarded a PhD in finance from Kurukshetra University in October 1995.[5]

He married Prem Grover in 1970, who as Prem Mukhi is actively involved in social development works for women empowerment under the banner of Mahila Jagriti Sangh. He is blessed with a son Atul (BE, MBA) and a daughter Latika.[4][5]

Political career

Mukhi attended an RSS training camp while at school in Panipat in 1958, became the secretary (Karyawaha) of Alwar District RSS in 1964, and campaigned against the Emergency with the Delhi RSS in 1975. Having moved to Janakpuri, Delhi in 1973, he became the General Secretary of the Janakpuri branch of the nascent Janata Party in September 1977.[5]

His first election success was in a 1980 by-election for the advisory Delhi Metropolitan Council.[6][5]

He held the role of Minister of Higher Education, when he launched Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record time of 8 months.

He was awarded as best planning minister of the nation by the then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee. Two times he was awarded best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency, until losing the 2014 election by 25000 votes to AAP leader Mr. Rajesh Rishi. He has worked at all levels in the BJP & given the best performance as president, BJP Mandal Janak Puri; General Secretary, BJP West District; President, BJP West District; General Secretary, BJP Delhi; Prabhari, BJP affairs Jammu & Kashmir; Prabhari BJP affairs Haryana.

He became Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016,[7] then Governor of Assam in September 2017.[8]


  1. ^ "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Who is Jagdish Mukhi?". Indian Express. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "jagdish mukhi given additional charge of mizoram until the appointment of P S Sreedharan Pillai as the new governor". uniindia. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Jagdish Mukhi Biography". elections.in.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Life's Time Line". jagdishmukhi.com.
  6. ^ "Dr. (Prof.) Jagdish Mukhi". delhiassembly.nic.in.
  7. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi Sworn In As Lieutenant Governor Of Andaman And Nicobar". NDTV.com. 22 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi: Few facts about Assam's new Governor". The New Indian Express. 30 September 2017.
Government offices Preceded byA. K. Singh Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar 22 August 2016 – 7 October 2017 Succeeded byAdmiral (Retd.) D K Joshi Preceded byBanwarilal Purohit Governor of Assam 10 October 2017 – till date Incumbent Preceded byKummanam Rajasekharan Governor of Mizoram 8 March 2019 – 5 November 2019Additional Charge Succeeded byP. S. Sreedharan Pillai