Rameshwar Thakur
15th Governor of Madhya Pradesh
In office
30 June 2009 – 7 September 2011
Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chauhan
Preceded byBalram Jakhar
Succeeded byRam Naresh Yadav
10th Governor of Karnataka
In office
21 August 2007 – 24 June 2009
Chief MinisterH. D. Kumaraswamy
B. S. Yediyurappa
Preceded byT. N. Chaturvedi
Succeeded byHansraj Bhardwaj
20th Governor of Andhra Pradesh
In office
29 January 2006 – 22 August 2007
Chief MinisterY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Preceded bySushil Kumar Shinde
Succeeded byNarayan Dutt Tiwari
22nd Governor of Odisha
In office
18 November 2004 – 21 August 2007
Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik
Preceded byM. M. Rajendran
Succeeded byMurlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare
Union Minister of India
President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
In office
President of the ICAI
In office
Preceded byCA. M.P. Chitale
Succeeded byCA. V.B. Haribhakti
Personal details
Born(1925-07-28)28 July 1925
Thakurgangti, Bihar-Orissa, British India
(now in Jharkhand, India)
Died15 January 2015(2015-01-15) (aged 89)
Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseNarmada Thakur

Rameshwar Thakur (28 July 1925 – 15 January 2015) was a politician and former union minister of India, he also served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 2009 to 2011, Governor of Odisha from 2004 to 2006, Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2006 to 2007 and Governor of Karnataka from 2007 to 2009. He was a Chartered Accountant. He was also President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from 1966 to 1967.


Thakur was born in the village of Thakur Gangti, Godda District, Jharkhand. He had participated in Quit India movement. He served as President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from November 1998 to November 2001, and again after November 2004. Thakur was sworn-in as the 15th Governor of Karnataka on August 21, 2007.[1]

He was married to Narmada Thakur and they had two sons and two daughters: Mridula, Sangeeta, Sushil and Anil Thakur.

He was transferred to Governor Madhya Pradesh for the remainder of his gubernatorial term on June 24, 2009. Thakur took over from Balram Jakhar on the end of the latter's term on June 30. He left office on September 7, 2011.[2]

Thakur inaugurating OCIT 2006 with Saraju Mohanty as the Program Chair.

He was the governor of Odisha during the year 2004 to 2007. He was promoter of Information Technology (IT). He was supportive of one of the earliest conference on IT called OITS International Conference on Information Technology (OCIT), which was formerly known as ICIT or CIT.[3] OCIT 2023 was held at NIT Raipur during Dec 2023.

Rameswar died on 15 January 2015 at Delhi.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Vicky Nanjappa, "Karnataka: Rameshwar Thakur takes charge as governor", Rediff.com, August 22, 2007.
  2. ^ "New Madhya Pradesh governor sworn-in". IANS. iNewsOne. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  3. ^ OITS International Conference on Information Technology (OCIT), www.oits-icit.org
  4. ^ "Former Odisha Governor Rameshwar Thakur passes away". OdishaSamay. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
Preceded byShankarrao Chavan Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides 1998–2001 Succeeded bySharad Pawar Preceded bySharad Pawar Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides 2004–2013 Succeeded byAshok Gehlot Government offices Preceded bySushil Kumar Shinde Governor of Andhra Pradesh 2006-2007 Succeeded byNarayan Dutt Tiwari Preceded byM. M. Rajendran Governor of Odisha 2004-2007 Succeeded byMurlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare Preceded byT. N. Chaturvedi Governor of Karnataka 2007-2009 Succeeded byHansraj Bhardwaj