Kalraj Mishra (born 1 July 1941) is an Indian politician and the Governor of Rajasthan. He is the former Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Being affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh from 2014 to 2019.

Kalraj Mishra
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22nd Governor of Rajasthan
Assumed office
9 September 2019
PresidentRamnath Kovind
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Preceded byKalyan Singh
19th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
22 July 2019 – 8 September 2019
Preceded byAcharya Devvrat
Succeeded byBandaru Dattatreya
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
In office
26 May 2014 – 31 August 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byK. H. Muniyappa
Succeeded byGiriraj Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byGorakh Prasad Jaiswal
Succeeded byRamapati Ram Tripathi
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 1978 – 2 April 1984
In office
7 June 2001 – 2 April 2006
In office
3 April 2006 – 21 March 2012
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
6 March 2012 – 31 May 2014
Preceded byVidya Sagar Gupta
Succeeded byAshutosh Tandon
ConstituencyLucknow East
Personal details
Born (1941-07-01) 1 July 1941 (age 78)
Saidpur, United Provinces, British India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Satyawati Mishra (m. 1963)

He was a member of Rajya Sabha and a MLA from Lucknow East assembly constituency. He was also President of Uttar Pradesh state unit of the BJP.

He was appointed as the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

Personal lifeEdit

Mishra was born as the fourth son in a middle class Brahmin[better source needed] family in Malikpura, Ghazipur. His father, Ramagya Mishra, was a teacher.[1] Born in 1941 in Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh, he obtained his M.A. degree from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi.[2]

Political careerEdit

In 1955, since childhood he became swyamsewak of RSS & Mishra became RSS purnkalik pracharak in 1963. Mishra, renowned Sangh pracharak, was the first elected National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

He was three term member of Rajya Sabha 1978, 2001 and 2006. He joined politics and held many party positions at state and national level. He was a Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism during March 1997 – August 2000 period.

Mishra started a campaign where in all state highways would be made crater free. He played an important role in the formation of Uttarakhand. By his efforts and organisational capability he was able to make a good & competent organisation.

First time ever Mishra contested Vidhan Sabha election in 2012 as a BJP candidate from Lucknow East assembly constituency and won the seat for BJP. He initiated many developmental projects. In 2014 Mishra became MP from Deoria constituency & later appointed as Cabinet Minister in the Modi government. He was the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises from 26 May 2014 to 2 September 2017. On 15 July 2019 he was appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh replacing Acharya Devvrat who was transferred to Gujrat as Governor.[3]


In June 2019, he was appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh replacing Acharya Devvrat.[4][5] In September 2019, he was appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan and is presently a governor designate.[6]


  1. ^ "Kalraj Mishra". Kalraj Mishra.
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  3. ^ "Cabinet rejig: Uma, Rudy skip swearing-in ceremony", The Times of India, 4 September 2017
  4. ^ PTI (15 July 2019). "Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Kalraj Mishra Appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat Shifted to Gujarat". News18. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  6. ^ PTI (1 September 2019). "Kalraj Mishra is new governor of Rajasthan, Arif Mohd Khan gets Kerala | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Gorakh Prasad Jaiswal
Member of Parliament
for Deoria

16 May 2014 – 22 May 2019
Succeeded by
Ramapati Ram Tripathi
Political offices
Preceded by
K.H. Muniyappa
Ministers of State (Independent charge)
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
26 May 2014 – 31 August 2017
Succeeded by
Giriraj Singh
Ministers of State (Independent charge)
Preceded by
Acharya Devvrat
Governor of Himachal Pradesh
22 July 2019 - 10 September 2019
Succeeded by
Bandaru Dattatreya
Preceded by
Kalyan Singh
Governor of Rajasthan
9 September 2019 - Present

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