Governor of Andhra Pradesh
ఆంధ్రరాష్ట్ర గవర్నర్
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Incumbent
Biswabhusan Harichandan
since 24 July 2019
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holder
Formation2 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-02)
Websitewww.rajbhavan.ap.gov.in
Andhra Pradesh Political Map
Andhra Pradesh Political Map

This is a list of governors of Andhra, 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. Biswabhusan Harichandan is the current serving governor.

List of Governors

List of Governors of 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
1 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi
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1 October 1953 31 October 1956 1,127 days

List of Governors of 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, Telangana, was merged with Andhra State to form the new state of United Andhra Pradesh.

# Name Portrait From To Term length
1 Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi
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1 November 1956 1 August 1957 1,005 days
2 Bhim Sen Sachar
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1 August 1957 8 September 1962 1,865 days
3 Satyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh
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8 September 1962 4 May 1964 605 days
4 Pattom A. Thanu Pillai
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4 May 1964 11 April 1968 1,439 days
5 Khandubhai Kasanji Desai  – 11 April 1968 25 January 1975 2,481 days
6 S. Obul Reddy  – 25 January 1975 10 January 1976 351 days
7 Mohanlal Sukhadia
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10 January 1976 16 June 1976 159 days
8 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare  – 16 June 1976 17 February 1977 247 days
9 B. J. Divan  – 17 February 1977 5 May 1977 78 days
10 Sharda Mukherjee  – 5 May 1977 15 August 1978 468 days
11 K. C. Abraham  – 15 August 1978 15 August 1983 1,827 days
12 Thakur Ram Lal
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15 August 1983 29 August 1984 381 days
13 Shankar Dayal Sharma
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29 August 1984 26 November 1985 455 days
14 Kumud Ben Joshi  – 26 November 1985 7 February 1990 1,535 days
15 Krishan Kant
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7 February 1990 22 August 1997 2,754 days
16 Gopala Ramanujam  – 22 August 1997 24 November 1997 95 days
17 C. Rangarajan
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24 November 1997 3 January 2003 1,867 days
18 Surjit Singh Barnala
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3 January 2003 4 November 2004 672 days
19 Sushilkumar Shinde
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4 November 2004 29 January 2006 452 days
20 Rameshwar Thakur
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29 January 2006 22 August 2007 571 days
21 N. D. Tiwari
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22 August 2007 27 December 2009 859 days
22 E. S. L. Narasimhan
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28 December 2009[2] 1 June 2014 1,617 days

List of Governors of Andhra

After 58 years, the state was bifurcated into Andhra and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

# Name Portrait From To Term length
1 E. S. L. Narasimhan (Also served as Governor of Telangana)
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2 June 2014[3] 23 July 2019 1,878 days
2 Biswabhusan Harichandan
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24 July 2019 Incumbent 1,271 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "List of Governors". AP State Portal. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. ^ "E S L Narasimhan takes charge as Andhra Pradesh Governor". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 28 December 2009.
  3. ^ "E S L Narasimhan takes charge as Andhra Pradesh Governor". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 2 June 2014.