Acharya Devvrat

Acharya Devvrat (born 18 January 1959) is an Indian politician who is the Governor of Gujarat since July 2019. He is Arya Samaj pracharak and served previously as the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra, Haryana.[2][3][4][1])

Acharya Devvrat
Acharya Dev Vrat in December 2015.jpg
20th Governor of Gujarat
Assumed office
22 July 2019
PresidentRamnath Kovind
Chief MinisterVijay Rupani
Preceded byOm Prakash Kohli
18th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
12 August 2015 – 21 July 2019
Chief MinisterVirbhadra Singh
Jai Ram Thakur
Preceded byKalyan Singh
Succeeded byKalraj Mishra
Personal details
Born (1959-01-18) 18 January 1959 (age 61)[1]
Samalkha, Punjab, India
(present-day Haryana)[1]

Being the Governor of Gujarat, he is also the Chancellor of state universities of Gujarat.

He has been the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra since 1981. The institution is run by Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Rohtak, without any financial aid from the government,

Devvrat completed his post-graduation in Hindi from Panjab University in 1984. He has been working for a pollution free environment. He has been closely associated with campaigns against female foeticide, "Zero budget prakritik kheti" and the "Beti Padhao-Beti Bacahao" campaign. He has travelled to Europe and South East Asia for propagating Indian culture

As a first administrative act of its kind in the history of Himachal Pradesh, Devvrat has initiated steps for directly taking up social issues including drug abuse and intolerance. The governor held a meeting with senior bureaucrats from the state administration to monitor the steps taken to check these social evils on 3 November 2015. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of a state acts through the Council of Ministers who are the elected representatives of the people of the state.[5]

In June 2019, he was named as Governor of Gujarat replacing Om Prakash Kohli.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Ramdev follower Acharya Dev Vrat is HP Governor". The Tribune. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "R N Kovind appointed governor of Bihar, Acharya Dev Vrat named Himachal governor". The Times of India. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Guv-designate Acharya Dev Vrat hails BJP for choosing 'non-political' person". DNA. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed Bihar,Himachal Governors". Business Standard. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ "HP Governor takes up direct governance; holds meeting with senior bureaucrats". Daily Post India. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kalraj Mishra Appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat Shifted to Gujarat". News18. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kalyan Singh
Additional Charge
Governor of Himachal Pradesh
12 August 2015 – 21 July 2019
Succeeded by
Kalraj Mishra
Preceded by
Om Prakash Kohli
Governor of Gujarat
21 July 2019–present