Prabha Rau

Prabha Rau (4 March 1935 – 26 April 2010) was an Indian politician and the Governor of Rajasthan state of India when she died. She was appointed as Governor of Rajasthan after she was transferred from Governor of Himachal Pradesh after Urmila Singh took charge on 25 Jan 2010 at Shimla.[1] Initially following the death of previous governor of Rajasthan S.K. Singh, she got additional charge as Governor of Rajashthan along with charge of Governor of Himachal Pradesh.[2] She was the governor of Himachal Pradesh since 19 July 2008. She was the former president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. She hails from Wardha. She has a brother named Arun Wasu.

Prabha Rau
Governor of Rajasthan
In office
2 December 2009 – 26 April 2010
Preceded byShilendra Kumar Singh
Succeeded byShivraj Patil
16th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
19 July 2008 – 24 January 2010
Preceded byVishnu Sadashiv Kokje
Succeeded byUrmila Singh
Personal details
Born(1935-03-04)4 March 1935
Died26 April 2010(2010-04-26) (aged 75)
ResidenceJaipur, Rajasthan

She was Member of Parliament in 13th Lok Sabha and was elected from Wardha (Lok Sabha constituency) in Maharashtra.[3] She was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1972 from Pulgaon for the first time.

She was a former athlete and had represented Maharashtra in the long jump, high jump, hurdles, discus throw, and running . She was a musician and held a master's degree in Politics and Music.

Rau died on 26 April 2010 after suffering a heart attack in the Jodhpur house in New Delhi. She became the second Governor of Rajasthan in a row to die in office.[4]


  1. ^ "President appoints Governors". Press Information Bureau, New Delhi Press release dated 16 January 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "GOVERNOR OF HIMACHAL PRADESH GETS ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF RAJASTHAN". Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi Press Release Dated. 02-12-2009. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lok Sabha Members – Prabha Rau Profile Archived 3 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Lok Sabha
  4. ^ Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rau passes away[permanent dead link] The Hindu
Government offices
Preceded by
Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje
Governor of Himachal Pradesh
Succeeded by
Urmila Singh