Jagdeep Dhankar (born 18 May 1951) is an Indian politician who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2019, he is serving as Governor of West Bengal. He was an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.
Dhankar in 2019
|28th Governor of West Bengal|
|Assumed office |
30 July 2019
|Chief Minister||Mamata Banerjee|
|Preceded by||Keshari Nath Tripathi|
|Minister of State, Government of India|
|Prime Minister||Chandra Shekhar|
|Minister||Satya Prakash Malaviya|
|MoS of||Parliamentary Affairs|
|Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
1993 - 1998
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
1989 - 1991
|Preceded by||Mohd. Ayub Khan|
|Succeeded by||Mohd. Ayub Khan|
|Born||18 May 1951|
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Indian National Congress, Janata Dal|
|Spouse(s)||Mrs Sudesh Dhankhar|
|Alma mater||University of Rajasthan|
Early life and educationEdit
Dhankhar was born on May 18, 1951 in Kithana, a small village in the State of Rajasthan. He completed his school education from Sainik school chittorgarh and then graduated from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Dhankhar completed his primary education in Kithana village School.
He was a Member of Parliament from Jhunjhunu (Lok Sabha constituency) in Rajasthan during 1989-91 in the 9th Lok Sabha, representing Janata Dal. He also was former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kishangarh, Rajasthan during 1993-98 in the 10th Legislative Assembly Rajasthan and former President of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur.
- "Jagdeep Dhankar To Be Sworn In As New West Bengal Governor On July 30". NDTV. 26 July 2019.
- "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal Governor". Outlook. 30 July 2019.
- "Jagdip Dhankar". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
- "Jagdeep Dhankhar". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
Mohd. Ayub Khan
| Member of Parliament
1989 – 1991
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Keshari Nath Tripathi
| Governor of West Bengal
30 July 2019 - Present