Chief Minister welcomes new Governor designate Jagdish Mukhi to Assam

  • Chief Minister welcomes new Governor designate Jagdish Mukhi to Assam
09-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday received and welcomed new Governor designate of Assam Jagdish Mukhi at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. Jagdish Mukhi will swear in as the 30th Governor of Assam on Tuesday in a ceremony at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.

The 74 year old Jagdish Mukhi was born on December 1, 1942 in Dajal, Dera Gazi Khan, Punjab, British India (Now in Punjab, Pakistan) and was the former Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar. He was the minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in the Delhi government. He was awarded as the best planning minister of the nation by the then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee.

An active BJP and RSS member, Mukhi was born to Punjabi Hindu family. He has been credited for launching Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in a record time of 8 months when he was the Minister of Higher Education. Apart from his other accolades, twice he was awarded as the best MLA in Delhi Vidhan Sabha.

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