Om Prakash Kohli
Kohli in 2016
19th Governor of Gujarat
In office
16 July 2014 – 15 July 2019
Chief MinisterAnandiben Patel
Vijay Rupani
Preceded byMargaret Alva
Succeeded byAcharya Dev Vrat
Governor of Madhya Pradesh
Additional Charge
In office
8 September 2016 – 19 January 2018
Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chauhan
Preceded byRam Naresh Yadav
Succeeded byAnandiben Patel
Governor of Maharashtra
Additional Charge
In office
24 August 2014 – 30 August 2014
Chief MinisterPrithviraj Chavan
Preceded byK. Sankaranarayanan
Succeeded byC. Vidyasagar Rao
Governor of Goa
Additional Charge
In office
6 August 2014 – 25 August 2014
Chief MinisterManohar Parrikar
Preceded byMargaret Alva
Succeeded byMridula Sinha
Personal details
Born(1935-08-09)9 August 1935
Delhi, British India
Died20 February 2023(2023-02-20) (aged 87)

Om Prakash Kohli (9 August 1935 – 20 February 2023) was an Indian politician who was the Governor of Gujarat from 2014 to 2019.[1] He was the president of the Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party from 1999 to 2000 and had served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2000. He had been the president of the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and of the ABVP. He studied at Ramjas School and Khalsa School, New Delhi. Kohli was a Master of Arts in Hindi from the University of Delhi and a lecturer at Hansraj College and Deshbandhu College for over 37 years. He was arrested under MISA during the Emergency.[2]

From 8 September 2016 to 19 January 2018, he held the additional charge of the office of Governor of Madhya Pradesh[1] along with Gujarat. He was also designated as the Chancellor of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.[3][4]

Kohli had a son (Vishu Kohli) and two daughters (Ritu Kohli and Suparna Khurana). He died on 20 February 2023, at the age of 87.[5]


  1. ^ a b "OP Kohli takes oath as Gujarat governor". The Times of India. PTI. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2024.
  2. ^ Dave, Kapil (15 July 2014). "Om Prakash Kohli is new Gujarat governor". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ Noronha, Rahul (8 September 2016). "OP Kohli takes charge as Governor of Madhya Pradesh". India Today. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Member's profile" (PDF). Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  5. ^ Vats, Anushka (20 February 2023). "Former Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli Dies". Dainik Jagran. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
Political offices Preceded byMargaret AlvaAdditional Charge Governor of Gujarat 16 July 2014 – 20 July 2019 Succeeded byAcharya Devvrat Preceded byMargaret Alva Governor of GoaAdditional Charge 6 August 2014 – 25 August 2014 Succeeded byMridula Sinha Preceded byK. Sankaranarayanan Governor of MaharashtraAdditional Charge 25 August 2014 – 30 August 2014 Succeeded byC. Vidyasagar Rao Preceded byRam Naresh Yadav Governor of Madhya PradeshAdditional Charge 8 September 2016 – 23 January 2018 Succeeded byAnandiben Patel