Current Governor of Kerala
Mr. M. O. Hasan Farook is the existing Governor of the state of Kerala in India.
When did M. O. Hasan Farook become the Kerala Governor?
Mr. M. O. H. Farook was appointed as Kerala’s present Governor on 25th August, 2011.
Which political party is M. O. H. Farook from?
Mr. Farook belongs to I. N. C. (Indian National Congress).
When and where was Kerala’s Governor born?
Farook was born on 6th September, 1937 in the Karaikal district of Puducherry, one of the Union Territories of India.
Educational qualification of Kerala’s current Governor
He graduated in the subject of Economics from the Loyola College of Chennai.
Personal details of existing Kerala Governor
Mr. M. O. H. Farook was born to Mr. M. O. Hasan Kuthoos Maricar and Mrs. Seyed Sultangani of Puducherry. He was married to Late Mrs. S. A. Kadhija Nachiyal and has got two daughters and one son. Mr. Farook is keenly interested in books as well as development of the downtrodden and women welfare. He likes to spend his leisure time by reading and getting involved in activities related to sports, horticulture and social work. He is even a member of the tennis club called "Circle de Pondicherry".
Apart from visiting numerous national destinations, the present Kerala Governor has visited countries like Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Syria, United Kingdom (U. K.), United States of America (U. S. A.) and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U. S. S. R.).
Is the existing Governor of Kerala a politician by profession?
Mr. Farook is said to be a known Indian politician by profession because of his involvement in political affairs of the country since his very early age. In addition to the facts that he has been thrice elected as Chief Minister of Puducherry and appointed as the Governor of Jharkhand and Kerala, Mr. M. O. Hasan Farook held and has been holding different responsible positions. Some of the most important posts held by him are provided in the below mentioned table:
|1964 to 1991||Member of the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry|
|1964 to 1967||Speaker of Puducherry's Legislative Assembly|
|9th April, 1967 to 6th March, 1968||Chief Minister of Puducherry|
|17th March, 1969 to 3rd January, 1974||Puducherry's Chief Minister|
|1980 to 1985||Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry|
|1985 to 1990||Chief Minister of Puducherry|
|March, 1990 to December, 1990||Leader of Opposition of Puducherry Legislative Assembly|
|1991||Elected in the 10th Lok Sabha Election|
|1991 to 1996||Member of the Joint Committee formed to enquire about the irregularities in banking transactions and securities
Member of the Consultative Committee under the Science and Technology Ministry
Member of the Home Affairs' Standing Committee
|June, 1991to December, 1992||Union Minister of State Civil Aviation and Tourism|
|1996||Re-elected in the 11th Lok Sabha Election (2nd term)|
|1999||Re-elected in the 13th Lok Sabha Election (3rd term)
Deputy Chief Whip of the Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha
|1999 to 2000||Member of the Home Affairs' Committee
Member of the Committee on M. P. (Members of Parliament) Local Area Development Scheme
|2010||Governor of Jharkhand|
|25th August, 2011 to till date||Governor of Kerala|
Achievements of existing Kerala Governor
Besides having an extended and remarkable political career, Mr. M. O. H. Farook was and has been involved in innumerable social activities. The most known among them are provided below:
- As a student, he took part in the fight for Puducherry's liberation during the period of 1953 to 1954, when the place was a French area
- Attended the World Tamil Conference held at Paris in the year 1970
- Attended the Disarmament Conference held at Vienna
- Attended the Seminar conducted at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy under the Harvard University of U. S. A.
- Deputy Leader of the Haj Goodwill Delegation in 1987
- Leader of the Haj Goodwill Delegation in 1989
- Visited Syria in the year 1991 to sign a tourism protocol
- Member of the Central Haj Committee of Mumbai in between the years 1975 to 2000
- Indian Ambassador to the country of Saudi Arabia from the month of September, 2004
Contact details of present Governor of Kerala
The current residential contact details of Kerala's existing Governor are as follows:
- Raj Bhavan (Government House)
P. O.: K. G. Camp
Tel.: + 91 – 0471 - 22721100 (Extn. 269)
- 64, Saffron Street
Puducherry - 605 001
Tel.: + 91 – 0413 – 331200/ 1579