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Gopal Krishna Gandhi Biography

Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi is the present Governor of West Bengal. Throughout his career he has held numerous important administrative posts and was appointed as the Ambassador and High Commissioner of India in several countries.

Shri Gopal Khrishna Gandhi was born in 22nd April 1945. His parents were Devdas Gandhi and Laxmiben Gandhi. He is the youngest grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi completed his master’s degree in literature from St Stephens College, Delhi University.

Shri Gandhi joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1968 and served as an IAS Officer in Tamil Nadu till 1985. He served as the secretary to the Vice President of India from 1985 to 1987 and as a joint secretary to the President of India from 1987 to 1992. In 1992 he took voluntary retirement from the IAS and became the minister of Culture in High Commission of India, UK and the Director of Nehru Center, London.

In 1996 he was appointed the High Commissioner of India in South Africa and Lesotho. The following year he took up the post of Secretary to the President of India. The year 2002 saw him to be appointed as the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka. In 2002 he became the ambassador of India in Iceland and Norway. On 14th December, 2004 he took over as the Governor of West Bengal.

He has also authored a play and a novel. In 2006 he took up the additional charge as the Governor of Bihar. Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi and his wife Tara Gandhi have two daughters.