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.[1] He was an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.

Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Dhankar in 2019
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
1993 - 1998
ConstituencyKishangarh, Rajasthan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1989 - 1991
Preceded byMohd. Ayub Khan
Succeeded byMohd. Ayub Khan
Personal details
Born (1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 68)[2]
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Indian National Congress, Janata Dal
Spouse(s)Mrs Sudesh Dhankhar
Alma materUniversity 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.[3][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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Jagdeep Dhankar To Be Sworn In As New West Bengal Governor On July 30". NDTV. 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal Governor". Outlook. 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Jagdip Dhankar". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Member of Parliament
for Jhunjhunu

1989 – 1991
Succeeded by
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Government offices
Preceded by
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of West Bengal
30 July 2019 - Present