Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Āndhra Pradēś Governoru
Incumbent
S. Abdul Nazeer
since 13 February 2023 (2023-02-13)
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
AppointerPresident of India
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderChandulal Madhavlal Trivedi
FormationAndhra State
1 October 1953; 70 years ago (1953-10-01)
United Andhra Pradesh
1 November 1956; 67 years ago (1956-11-01)
Andhra Pradesh
2 June 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-02)
Websitewww.rajbhavan.ap.gov.in

The Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the head of state of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This is a list of governors of Andhra Pradesh, including Andhra State and united Andhra Pradesh, in office from 1953 to the present date. The official residence of the governor is the Raj Bhavan, situated in Vijayawada. E. S. L. Narasimhan is the longest serving governor.

The current incumbent is S. Abdul Nazeer since 13 February 2023.

Powers and functions

See also: Governors of India § Powers and functions

The governor enjoys many different types of powers:

List

Andhra state

Governors of Andhra State, Andhra State consisted of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions. This state was carved out of Madras State in 1953.

Data from Andhra Pradesh State Portal.[1]

# Name Portrait From To Term length Previous post Appointed by
1 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi 1 October 1953 31 October 1956 1,127 days Governor of Punjab Rajendra Prasad

United Andhra Pradesh

On 1 November 1956, Hyderabad State ceased to exist; its Gulbarga and Aurangabad divisions were merged into Mysore State and Bombay State respectively. Its remaining Telugu-speaking portion, was merged with Andhra State to form the new state of United Andhra Pradesh.

# Name Portrait From To Term length Previous post Appointed by
1 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi 1 November 1956 1 August 1957 1,005 days Governor of Andhra state Rajendra Prasad
2 Bhim Sen Sachar 1 August 1957 8 September 1962 1,865 days Governor of Odisha
3 S. M. Shrinagesh 8 September 1962 4 May 1964 605 days Governor of Assam Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
4 Pattom A. Thanu Pillai Pattom_A._Thanu_Pillai_(image) 4 May 1964 11 April 1968 1,439 days Governor of Punjab
5 Khandubhai Kasanji Desai  – 11 April 1968 25 January 1975 2,481 days Minister of Labour Zakir Husain
6 S. Obul Reddy  – 25 January 1975 10 January 1976 351 days Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
7 Mohan Lal Sukhadia 10 January 1976 16 June 1976 159 days Governor of Karnataka
8 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare 16 June 1976 17 February 1977 247 days Governor of Bihar
9 B. J. Divan  – 17 February 1977 5 May 1977 78 days Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court B. D. Jatti (acting president)
10 Sharda Mukherjee 5 May 1977 15 August 1978 468 days Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
11 K. C. Abraham  – 15 August 1978 15 August 1983 1,827 days Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
12 Thakur Ram Lal 15 August 1983 29 August 1984 381 days Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Giani Zail Singh
13 Shankar Dayal Sharma 29 August 1984 26 November 1985 455 days President of Indian National Congress
14 Kumudben Joshi 26 November 1985 7 February 1990 1,535 days Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare
15 Krishan Kant 7 February 1990 22 August 1997 2,754 days R. Venkataraman
16 Gopala Ramanujam  – 22 August 1997 24 November 1997 95 days Governor of Odisha K. R. Narayanan
17 C. Rangarajan 24 November 1997 3 January 2003 1,867 days Governor of Reserve Bank of India
18 Surjit Singh Barnala 3 January 2003 4 November 2004 672 days Governor of Uttarakhand A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
19 Sushilkumar Shinde 4 November 2004 29 January 2006 452 days Chief Minister of Maharashtra
20 Rameshwar Thakur 29 January 2006 22 August 2007 571 days Governor of Odisha
21 N. D. Tiwari 22 August 2007 27 December 2009 859 days Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pratibha Patil
Acting E. S. L. Narasimhan 28 December 2009 22 January 2010 3,496 days Governor of Chhattisgarh
22 23 January 2010 1 June 2014

Andhra Pradesh

The state was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

# Name Portrait From To Term length Previous post Appointed by
1 E. S. L. Narasimhan 2 June 2014[note 1][i] 23 July 2019 1,878days Governor of United Andhra Pradesh Pranab Mukherjee
2 Biswabhusan Harichandan 24 July 2019 23 February 2023 1,311days Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly Ram Nath Kovind
3 Syed Abdul Nazeer 24 February 2023 Incumbent 332 days Judge of Supreme Court of India Droupadi Murmu

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Also served as Governor of Telangana
  1. ^ After 58 years, the state was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

References

  1. ^ "List of Governors". AP State Portal. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 27 August 2018.