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Governor of Sikkim
Seal of Sikkim.svg
Ganga Prasad in July 2018 (portrait).JPG
Incumbent
Ganga Prasad

since 26 August 2018
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Gangtok
AppointerPresident of India
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderB. B. Lal
Formation18 May 1975; 46 years ago (1975-05-18)
Websitewww.rajbhavansikkim.gov.in
The state of Sikkim is in northeast India.
The state of Sikkim is in northeast India.

The governor of Sikkim is the head of state of the Indian state of Sikkim. The Governor is the representative of the President of India in the state and is the nominal head of the state's executive power. This is a list of the governors of Sikkim.

Powers and functions

See also: Powers and functions of the Governor

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:

Governors of Sikkim

# Name Took office Left office
1 B. B. Lal 18 May 1975 9 January 1981
2 Homi J. H. Taleyarkhan 10 January 1981 17 June 1984
3 Kona Prabhakar Rao 18 June 1984 30 May 1985
Bhishma Narain Singh (additional charge) 31 May 1985 20 November 1985
4 T.V. Rajeswar 21 November 1985 1 March 1989
5 S.K. Bhatnagar 2 March 1989 7 February 1990
6 Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani 8 February 1990 20 September 1994
7 P. Shiv Shankar 21 September 1994 11 November 1995
K.V. Raghunatha Reddy (additional charge) 12 November 1995 9 February 1996
8 Chaudhary Randhir Singh 10 February 1996 17 May 2001
9 Kidar Nath Sahani 18 May 2001 25 October 2002
10 V. Rama Rao 26 October 2002 12 July 2006
R.S. Gavai (acting) 13 July 2006 12 August 2006
(10) V. Rama Rao 13 August 2006 25 October 2007
11 Sudarshan Agarwal 25 October 2007 8 July 2008
12 Balmiki Prasad Singh 9 July 2008 30 June 2013
13 Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil[1] 1 July 2013 26 August 2018
14 Ganga Prasad 26 August 2018[2] Incumbent

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Shriniwas Patil named new Sikkim governor". NDTV. Press Trust of India. 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Ganga Prasad sworn in as Sikkim Governor". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 26 August 2018.