Kateekal Sankaranarayanan (born 15 October 1932) is the ex-governor of the Indian state of Maharashtra. He had also served as the Governor of Nagaland and Jharkhand. Prior to his appointment as governor, he had served as a minister in several Congress led governments of Kerala headed by Chief Ministers A K Antony and K. Karunakaran. On 24 August 2014 he was transferred by the NDA government to Mizoram.
|21st Governor of Maharashtra|
22 January 2010 – 24 August 2014
|Preceded by||S C Jamir|
|Succeeded by||C. Vidyasagar Rao|
|Governor of Assam|
26 June 2009 – 27 July 2009
|Preceded by||Shiv Charan Mathur|
|Succeeded by||Syed Sibtey Razi|
|13th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh|
4 September 2007 – 26 January 2008
|Preceded by||S. K. Singh|
|Succeeded by||Joginder Jaswant Singh|
|Born||15 October 1932|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Prof K Radha|
Sankaranarayanan was also asked to assume the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh during the absence on leave of S K Singh. The swear-in ceremony was held on 7 April 2007. When Singh was appointed Governor of Rajasthan on 19 August 2007, Sankaranarayanan was also appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, and he was sworn in on 4 September 2007. He remained in that post until January 2008, when Joginder Jaswant Singh became governor of Arunachal Pradesh. On 22 January 2010, he was sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra. On 27 August 2011 he was given additional charge of Goa till the Indian government appointed B V Wanchoo to the post on 4 May 2012.
Early life and careerEdit
K Sankaranarayanan, veteran Congress leader, was born on 15 October 1932 in the city of Palakkad in the state of Kerala as the son of A Sankaran Nair and Smt K Lekshmi Amma.
He entered politics while a student, and had been an active member of the Students Organisation since 1946. Sankaranarayanan became elected to 5th KLA from Thrithala, 6th KLA from Sreekrishnapuram, 8th KLA from Ottappalam and later, also to the 11th KLA, from Palghat constituency as Indian National Congress member.
From 11 April 1977 to 25 April 1977 he handled the portfolios of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Community Development, in the Ministry headed by K Karunakaran. From 27 April 1977 to 27 October 1978, he handled the same portfolios in the Ministry headed by A K Antony. Again from 26 May 2001 to 29 August 2004, he was the Minister for Finance in the Ministry headed by A K Antony. He held the portfolios of Excise as well, till 10 February 2004. From 1989 to 1991 he served also as the chairman of Committee on Public Accounts and from 1980 to 1982 he was the chairman of Committee on Government Assurances. And from 1985 to 2001, he was the Convenor of the UDF. Along with, he held various positions in the party as secretary, District Congress Committee, president, KPCC (O), general secretary, KPCC, member, All India Working Committee, and member, Parliamentary Board Congress (O).
- "Sankaranarayanan to be sworn in as Maha Governor on 22 January". Zee News. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Narayanan appointed West Bengal Governor; Shivraj Patil for Punjab". The Hindu. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "K Sankaranarayanan is new Nagaland Governor", Times of India, 19 January 2007.
- "Tiwari appointed new Andhra governor", IST, TNN (The Times of India), 20 August 2007.
- "Sankaranarayan takes additional charge as Arunachal Governor", PTI (The Hindu), 4 September 2007.
- "Sankaranarayanan sworn in Maharashtra Governor". Press Trust of India. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Former SPG chief BV Wanchoo new Goa Governor". Daily News and Analysis. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
| Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Joginder Jaswant Singh
Shiv Charan Mathur
| Governor of Assam
Syed Sibtey Razi
S C Jamir
| Governor of Maharashtra