Kalraj Mishra
21st Governor of Rajasthan
Assumed office
9 September 2019
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Bhajan Lal Sharma
Preceded byKalyan Singh
19th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
22 July 2019 – 8 September 2019
Preceded byAcharya Devvrat
Succeeded byBandaru Dattatreya
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
In office
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017
Preceded byK. H. Muniyappa
Succeeded byGiriraj Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byGorakh Prasad Jaiswal
Succeeded byRamapati Ram Tripathi
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byVidya Sagar Gupta
Succeeded byAshutosh Tandon
ConstituencyLucknow East
Minister of Public Works Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
21 March 1997 – 17 August 2000
Chief MinisterMayawati
Kalyan Singh
Ram Prakash Gupta
Succeeded byOm Prakash Singh
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
7 June 2001 – 21 March 2012
Preceded byRajnath Singh
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
In office
3 April 1978 – 2 April 1984
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
In office
7 July 1986 – 7 June 2001
Constituencyelected by Legislative Assembly members
President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh
In office
17 August 2000 – 24 June 2002
Preceded byOm Prakash Singh
Succeeded byVinay Katiyar
In office
Preceded byKalyan Singh
Succeeded byRajnath Singh
Personal details
Born (1941-07-01) 1 July 1941 (age 82)
Malikpur, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Satyawati Mishra
(m. 1963)
Source: [1]

Kalraj Mishra (born 1 July 1941) is an Indian politician, serving as the governor of Rajasthan. He is the former governor of Himachal Pradesh and cabinet minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Being affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh from 2014 to 2019.

He was a member of Rajya Sabha and a MLA from Lucknow East assembly constituency. He was also President of Uttar Pradesh state unit of the BJP.

He was appointed the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

Personal life

Mishra was born on 1 July 1941 as the fourth son in a middle-class family in Malikpur, Ghazipur. His father, Ramagya Mishra, was a teacher.[1] He obtained his M.A. degree from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi. He married Satyawati Mishra on 7 May 1963, with whom he has two sons and a daughter.[2]

Political career

In 1955, Mishra became a swayamsevak of RSS and in 1963 became RSS purnkalik pracharak. In 1977, he was vice–president of Janata Yuva Morcha (Youth organisation of Janata Party), with Subramanian Swamy as its president.[3] In 1979, he was elected as President of Janata Yuva Morcha.[4] He was the first elected National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

He was a three term member of Rajya Sabha in 1978, 2001 and 2006. He entered politics and held many party positions at state and national level. He was a Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism during March 1997 – August 2000 period.

Mishra started a campaign wherein all state highways would be made crater free. He played an important role in the formation of Uttarakhand. By his efforts and organisational capability he was able to make a good & competent organisation.

First time ever Mishra contested Vidhan Sabha election in 2012 as a BJP candidate from Lucknow East assembly constituency and won the seat for BJP. He initiated many developmental projects. In 2014 Mishra became MP from Deoria constituency & later appointed Cabinet Minister in the Modi government. He was the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises from 26 May 2014 to 2 September 2017. On 15 July 2019 he was appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh replacing Acharya Devvrat who was transferred to Gujarat as Governor.[5]


In July 2019, he was appointed the Governor of Himachal Pradesh replacing Acharya Devvrat.[6][7] In September 2019, he was appointed the Governor of Rajasthan.[8]


  1. ^ "Kalraj Mishra". Kalraj Mishra.
  2. ^ "Members Bioprofile - Mishra, Shri Kalraj". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Janata MP Subramaniam Swamy believed to have decided to quit Janata Yuva Morcha". India Today. 15 September 1978. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Governor, Rajasthan". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 5 November 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  5. ^ Singh, Akhilesh (4 September 2017). "Cabinet rejig: Uma, Rudy skip swearing-in ceremony". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  6. ^ PTI (15 July 2019). "Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Kalraj Mishra Appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat Shifted to Gujarat". News18. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  8. ^ PTI (1 September 2019). "Kalraj Mishra is new governor of Rajasthan, Arif Mohd Khan gets Kerala". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
Lok Sabha Preceded byGorakh Prasad Jaiswal Member of Parliamentfor Deoria 16 May 2014 – 22 May 2019 Succeeded byRamapati Ram Tripathi Political offices Preceded byK.H. MuniyappaMinisters of State (Independent charge) Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 26 May 2014 – 31 August 2017 Succeeded byGiriraj SinghMinisters of State (Independent charge) Preceded byAcharya Devvrat Governor of Himachal Pradesh 22 July 2019 – 10 September 2019 Succeeded byBandaru Dattatreya Preceded byKalyan Singh Governor of Rajasthan 9 September 2019 – present Incumbent