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List of Governors of Nagaland



(Governor during Interim Period)

Gen. S.M. Srinagesh (Retd.) : 13.01.1961 – 06.08.1962

List of Governors of Nagaland post statehood:

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S.NoNameFromToDuration (in Days)
1Mr. Vishnu Sahay01/12/196316/04/19681598 days
2Mr. B.K. Nehru17/04/196818/09/19731980 days
3Mr. L.P. Singh19/09/197309/08/19812881 days
4Mr. S.M.H. Burney10/08/198112/06/19841037 days
5Gen. (Retd) K.V. Krishna Rao13/06/198419/07/19891862 days
6Dr. Gopal Singh20/07/198903/05/1990287 days
7Dr. M.M. Thomas09/05/199012/04/1992704 days
8Mr. Loknath Mishra13/04/199201/10/1993536 days
9Lt. Gen. (Retd.) V. K. Nayyar02/10/199304/08/1994306 days
10Mr. O.N. Shrivastava05/08/199411/11/1996829 days
11Mr. Om Prakash Sharma12/11/199627/01/20021902 days
12Mr. Shyamal Data28/01/200202/02/20071831 days
13Mr. Sankaranarayanan03/02/200727/07/2009905 days
14Mr. Gurbachan Jagat28/07/200914/10/200978 days
15Mr. Nikhil Kumar15/10/200920/03/20131252 days
16Dr. Ashwani Kumar21/03/201301/07/2014467 days
17Mr. K.K. Paul02/07/201418/07/201416 days
18Mr. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (P.B. Acharya)19/07/201431/07/20191839 days
18Ravindra Narayana Ravi (R. N. Ravi)01/08/201916/09/2021
18Prof Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge by Gov. of Assam)17/09/2021Till Date
  • Governor of Nagaland who served the longest: Mr. L.P. Singh (From 19/09/1973 to 09/08/1981 , 2881 days)
  • Governor of Nagaland who served the shortest: Mr. K.K. Paul (From 02/07/2014 to 18/07/2014, 16 days)