Who is the Governor of Punjab?
The current Governor of the state of Punjab in India is Mr. Shivraj Patil.
Political party of Mr. Shivraj Patil
Mr. Shivraj Patil is affiliated to the Indian National Congress (I. N. C.).
Since when is Mr. Shivraj Patil governing Punjab?
Mr. Shivraj Patil is governing the north Indian state of Punjab for the past 1 year and 7 months. He was elected as Punjab's Governor on 22nd January, 2010 and he is holding that position till date.
Birth place of Shivraj Patil
Shivraj Patil was born on 12th October, 1935 at Chakur in the Latur district of the state of Maharashtra in India.
Academic qualification of Punjab's existing Governor
After graduating from the Osmania University of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh in the field of Science, Shivraj Patil pursued a post graduation degree in Law (LL.M.) from the Bombay University in Maharashtra.
Early life of Shivraj Patil
With his origin in the Lingayat community, Shivraj Patil got married to Vijaya Patil in the month of June, 1963. Apart from the award of Anuvarta by the Tulsi Foundation in the year 1997, Mr. Patil was honored with the Doctorate Degree by the Marathwada Agricultural University in 1998. Mr. Shivraj Patil is very fond of sports like Horse-riding, Shooting and Swimming. Patil loves to spend his free time reading and indulging himself in recreational activities. He is even a travel lover. Apart from national ones, that made him visit numerous international destinations as well. Those foreign trips include Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, China, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jamaica, Mongolia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Romania, Spain, Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand and Vietnam.
The permanent residential address and other contact information regarding this are given below:
- Deoghar Sadbhawana Nagar,
Dist.: Latur, Maharashtra - 413 512,
Political career of present Governor of Punjab
The political career of Shivraj Patil started with his involvement in the Latur Municipality, the then local government of him in the period of 1967 to 1969. Mr. Shivraj Patil was elected as the President of the Latur Municipal Corporation during 1967 to 1972. In between that time from 1970 to 1972, he even used to teach Law in instituions of Latur as well as Aurangabad. Besides these, he held several prestigious posts throughout his 44 years' long political career. The detailed information about the varied posts held by Mr. Patil is provided in the below mentioned table:
|Years of Tenure||Positions Held|
|1972 to 1979||Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra|
|1974 to 1975||Chairman of the Public Undertakings Committee of Maharashtra|
|1975 to 1976||Deputy Minister of Judiciary and Law, Protocol and Irrigation of Maharashtra|
|5th Jul., 1977 to 13th Mar., 1978||Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra's Legislative Assembly|
|17th Mar., 1978 to 6th Dec., 1979||Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra|
|3rd Jan., 1980||Elected in Lok Sabha from the Parliamentary Constituency of Latur|
|12th May, 1980 to 7th Sept. 1980||Member of the Joint Committee on Allowances and Salaries of MPs (Members of Parliament)|
|8th Sep. to 18th Oct., 1980||Chairman of the Joint Committee on Allowances and Salaries of the Members of Parliament|
|19th Oct., 1980 to 14th Jan., 1982||Defense Union Minister of Maharashtra|
|15th Jan., 1982 to 29th Jan., 1983||Commerce Minister of State (Independent Charge)|
|29th Jan., 1983 to Dec., 1984||Minister of Science in Maharashtra|
|Dec. 1984||Minister of Maharashtra for Atomic Energy, Technology, Electronics, Ocean and Space Development|
|21st Oct., 1983 to 31st Dec., 1984||Vice President of C. S. I. R.|
|24th Dec., 1984||Second time elected in Lok Sabha|
|31st Dec., 1984 to 21st Oct., 1986||Minister of State for Technology and Science, Atomic Energy, Ocean and Space Development, Electronics, Bio-Technology and C. S. I. R.'s Vice President|
|22nd Oct., 1986 to 24th Jun., 1988||Defense Supplies and Production Minister of Maharashtra|
|25th Jun., 1988 to 2nd Dec., 1989||State Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation (Independent Charge)|
|24th Nov., 1989||Third time won Lok Sabha Election|
|19th Mar., 1990 to 13th Mar., 1991||9th Lok Sabha's Deputy Speaker till dissolution|
|16th Jun., 1991||fourth time got selected in Lok Sabha|
|10th Jul., 1991||Unanimously chose 10th Lok Sabha's Speaker|
|1992||President of the National Press of India|
|1996||Elected in the Lok Sabha election for the fifth time|
|1998||sixth time won the election of Lok Sabha|
|1999||Elected in Lok Sabha's election for the seventh time.|
|2001||Chairman of the Finance Committee of Lok Sabha|
|2002||Member of the AICC Working Committee and Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in Lok Sabha|
|2003||Chancellor of the Tilak Maharashtra University in Pune|
|25th May, 2004||Home Minister of the Government of India|
|21st June, 2004||Elected in Rajya Sabha|
Significant achievements of existing Governor of Punjab
Mr. Shivraj Patil was the first person to introduce the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in India in the year 1995. Shivraj Patil even took initiative in constructing the library building of the Parliament House and broadcasted proceedings of Lok Sabha, which included live broadcasting of Parliament's Question Hour. Besides being involved in the publication of 42nd Amendment of the Constitution of India, Patil is responsible for innumerable publications, which are mentioned below along with their year of publication:
- 1995: Reminiscence and Reflections
- 1996: Emergency Vision of India
- 1996: Fragrance of the Innerself
- 1998: Ecstacy and Agony of the Presiding officer
Last Updated on : 25/06/2013