Jagdeep Dhankhar

Jagdeep Dhankhar (born 18 May 1951) is an Indian politician and former leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2021, he is serving as the Governor of West Bengal.[1] He is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.[3]

Jagdeep Dhankhar
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.jpg
28th Governor of West Bengal
Assumed office
30 July 2019[1]
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Preceded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Minister of State, Government of India
In office
Prime MinisterChandra Shekhar
MinisterSatya Prakash Malaviya
MoS ofParliamentary Affairs
Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
ConstituencyKishangarh, Rajasthan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byMohd. Ayub Khan
Succeeded byMohd. Ayub Khan
Personal details
Born (1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 70)[2]
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Alma materUniversity of Rajasthan
  • Advocate
WebsiteGovernor's website

Early life and educationEdit

Dhankhar was born on 18 May 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.[4] 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.[5] On 30 July 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as Governor of West Bengal.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Jagdeep Dhankar To Be Sworn In As New West Bengal Governor On July 30". NDTV. 26 July 2019. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal Governor". Outlook. 30 July 2019. Archived from the original on 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Governor: Raj Bhavan, West Bengal, India". Raj Bhavan, West Bengal, India. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Our Governor: Raj Bhavan, West Bengal, India". Raj Bhavan, West Bengal, India. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Member of Parliament
for Jhunjhunu

Succeeded by
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Government offices
Preceded by
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of West Bengal
30 July 2019–present