Past Governors

Govind Narain (02.08.1977 to 15.04.1983)

  • Born on 5 May 1917, at Mainpuri (U.P.)
  • Son of Ram Narain and Chandra
  • B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc.Allahabad;
  • Joined ICS in 1939,
  • Was Joint Magistrate & Dist. Magistrate until 1947
  • Home Secretary of U.P. Govt. between 1948-1951
  • Adviser-cum-Secretary to King of Nepal, 1951 to 1954
  • Secretary & Development Commissioner, U.P. Govt., 1954-58
  • Chief Secretary, 1958-1961
  • Mg. Director Chairman of State Trading Corp. of India & Minerals & Metals Trading Corp of India, 1961-66
  • Central Govt. Liaison Officer in Calcutta with West Bengal Govt. & Army Command, 1964
  • Advisor to Governor of Kerala. 1965
  • Secretary, Dept. of Family Planning, Govt. Of India 1966
  • Secretary of Minister of Heath & Family & Planning until 1968
  • Secretary, Dept of Defence Production,1968-70
  • Home Secretary, 1971-73
  • Defence Secretary in 1973-75
  • Member of A.P.Administration Tribunal in 1976-77
  • Governor of Karnataka in 1977-83
  • Chairman of Pubic interest Legal Support & Research Trust
  • President, Shankara Vidya Kendra
  • President, Allahabad University Alumni Association
  • Vice-President, Federation of Indo-German Society in India; Governing Body 'Common Cause'
  • Published Lectures on internal Threats and National Security
  • Co-author Of "Old Mandarins of India" and "The Governor - Sage or Saboteur".

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