Satya Pal Malik
|Governor of Meghalaya|
18 August 2020 - 3 October 2022
|Preceded by||Tathagata Roy|
|Succeeded by||B. D. Mishra|
|Governor of Goa|
3 November 2019 – 18 August 2020
|Preceded by||Mridula Sinha|
|Succeeded by||P. S. Sreedharan Pillai|
|Governor of Jammu and Kashmir|
23 August 2018 – 30 October 2019
|Preceded by||Narinder Nath Vohra|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
|Governor of Bihar|
30 September 2017 – 21 August 2018
|Preceded by||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Succeeded by||Lalji Tandon|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
1989 – 1991
|Preceded by||Usha Rani Tomar|
|Succeeded by||Sheela Gautam|
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
1980 – 1989
|Born||24 July 1946|
Hisawada, United Provinces, British India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Bharatiya Kranti Dal, Indian National Congress, Janata Dal, Lok Dal, SP|
|Alma mater||Meerut University (B.Sc, LLB)|
Satya Pal Malik (born 24 July 1946) is an Indian politician. Malik was the Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, from August 2018 to October 2019, and it was during his tenure that the constitutional decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to J&K, was taken on 5 August 2019. Later he was moved to Goa as its 18th governor, and after that he served as the 21st Governor of Meghalaya until October 2022. 
His first prominent stint as a politician was as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1974–77. He represented Uttar Pradesh in Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986 and 1986–89. He was member of the 9th Lok Sabha from Aligarh, from 1989 to 1991, as member of Janata Dal. He was the Governor of Bihar from October 2017 to August 2018. On 21 March 2018 he was also given additional charge to serve as Governor of Odisha up to 28 May 2018. In August 2018, he was appointed Governor to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Malik was born in Hisawada village of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh in a Jat family. He pursued Bachelor of Science and LLB degrees from Meerut College. In 1968-69, Malik was elected as the students union president, commencing his political career.
Malik was first elected to any public office was as a member of legislative assembly from Baghpat after he successfully contested the election as member of Charan Singh's Bharatiya Kranti Dal. He won the election by receiving 42.36% of the votes cast and defeating his nearest rival Acharya Deepankar of the Communist party of India who got 31.57% of the total votes cast. Later, after the formation of Bharatiya Lok Dal, he joined the party and become the general secretary of Lok Dal.
Main article: 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest
On 8 November 2021, Malik was invited to Global Jat Summit and in his speech, he used provocative messages against the Indian government regarding the 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest and said "you will not be able to overcome the Sikhs. The Guru's four children were slaughtered, but the Guru refused to surrender. You cannot defeat the Jats either."
He also added, "Indira Gandhi knew that she would be killed and she was killed [for ordering Bluestar]. They killed General Vaidya in Pune [for leading Bluestar] and Michael O'Dwyer in London. I have even said that don't test the patience of the Sikh community."