|28th Governor of West Bengal|
|Assumed office |
30 July 2019
|Chief Minister||Mamata Banerjee|
|Preceded by||Keshari Nath Tripathi|
|Minister of State, Government of India|
|Prime Minister||Chandra Shekhar|
|Minister||Satya Prakash Malaviya|
|MoS of||Parliamentary Affairs|
|Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Mohd. Ayub Khan|
|Succeeded by||Mohd. Ayub Khan|
|Born||18 May 1951|
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Alma mater||University of Rajasthan|
Jagdeep Dhankhar (born 18 May 1951) is an Indian politician and former leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2021, he is serving as the Governor of West Bengal. He is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.
Early life and education
Dhankhar was born on 18 May 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. Dhankhar completed his primary education in Kithana Village School.
He was a member of 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. On 30 July 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as Governor of West Bengal.
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Mohd. Ayub Khan
| Member of Parliament
Mohd. Ayub Khan
Keshari Nath Tripathi
| Governor of West Bengal
30 July 2019–present