Governor of Kerala

Governor of Kerala

Sheila Dikshit is the current Governor of Kerala, India.

When did Sheila Dikshit become the Kerala Governor?

Sheila Dikshit was appointed as the Governor of Kerala on 4 March 2014 at the Kerala Raj Bhavan.

Which political party is Sheila Dikshit from?

She belongs to the INC (Indian National Congress).

When and where was Kerala's Governor born?

She was born on 31 March 1938 in Kapurthala, Punjab Province, British India.

Educational qualifications of Kerala's current Governor

She completed her schooling from the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, New Delhi. She obtained her master's degree in history from the Miranda House, University of Delhi.

Personal details of Governor of Kerala

Sheila Dikshit was married to Late Vinod Dikshit. He was an Indian Administrative Services officer. She has a son, Sandeep Dikshit, and daughter, Latika Syed.

Her son, Sandeep Dikshit is a leader of the INC. He has been elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) of India in the 15th Lok Sabha.

Her father-in-law, Uma Shankar Dikshit, was a Union Cabinet Minister during the government of Indira Gandhi.

Political career

Sheila Dikshit was formerly the Chief Minister of Delhi. She has served the capital of Delhi as the Chief Minister for three consecutive terms.

Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, had acknowledged the administrative skills of Sheila Dikshit and nominated her to represent India at the United Nations Commission on the status of women from 1984 to 1989.

She represented the Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh from 1984 to 1989. As the member of the Lok Sabha, she was appointed to serve the Estimates Committee of the Lok Sabha.

Departments Held
  • General Administration Department
  • Administrative Reforms
  • Home Department
  • Public Relations
  • Law & Justice and Legislative Affairs
  • Services Department
  • Water
  • Vigilance Department
  • Higher Education
  • Art & Culture
  • Training & Technical Education
  • Environment, Forest & Wild Life Department

Positions Held
  • 1998: 6th Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 2003: 7th Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 2008: 8th Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 2014: Governor of Kerala

Achievements of existing Kerala Governor
  • 2008: Shortlisted for the World Mayor award
  • 2008: The Best Chief Minister of India by the Journalist Association of India
  • 2009: The Politician of the Year by NDTV
  • 2010: Dara Shikoh award by the Indo-Iran Society
  • 2013: Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers award for Outstanding Public Service by the ASSOCHAM Ladies League

Contact details of present Governor of Kerala
EPBX No: 0471- 2721100
Fax: 0471-2720266, 0471-2310720

Current residential address:
Kerala Raj Bhavan
Kerala Governor's Camp P.O.
Kerala - 695 099, India

Last Updated on : March 5, 2014