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 Harendra Coomar Mukherjee
 

Dr. Harendra Coomar Mookerjee (1877-1956) was the Governor of West Bengal from November 1, 1951 through August 8, 1956.
 

Haremdra Coomar Mukherjee renamed Ripon Collegiate School to Howrah Akshay Sikshyan after his teacher Akshay Kumar Chattopadhyay.

Mookerjee was the first Indian to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree (from the University of Calcutta). Mookerjee's doctorate was in English literature, and he went on to become a philanthropist, Chancellor of the University of Calcutta (as the Governor of West Bengal), Vice President of the Constituent Assembly of India, and Chairman of the Minorities Committee of that assembly.

Following the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, Dr Mookerjee was appointed Governor of West Bengal. He died in office on August 8, 1956

 

 List of Governors West Bengal

(Since Independence)

Name of Governors
Sworn-In On
Shri Chakravarty Rajagopalachari
15.08.1947
Shri Brajendra Lal Mitter
10.11.1947
Shri Chakravarty Raja Gopalachari
24.11.1947
Shri Kailash Nath Katju
21.06.1948
Dr.Harendra Coomer Mookerji
01.11.1951
Shri Phani Bhusan Chakraborti
08.08.1956
Smt. Padmaja Naidu
03.11.1956
Shri Surajit Chandra Lahiri
07.06.1961
Smt. Padmaja Naidu
07 .08.1961
Shri Dharma Vira
01.06.1967
Shri Deep Narayan Sinha
01.04.1969
Shri Santi Swarup Dhavan
19.09.1969
Shri Anthony Lancelot Dias
21.08.1971
Shri Sankar Prasad Mitra
10.09.1974
Shri Anthony Lancelot Dias
06.10.1974
Shri Tribhuban Narayan Singh
06.11.1977
Shri Bhairab Datt Pande
12.09.1981
Shri Anant Prasad Sharma
10.10.1983
Shri Satish Chandra
16.08.1984
Shri Uma Shankar Dikshit
01.10.1984
Prof.Saiyid Nurul Hasan
12.08.1986
Shri T.V. Rajeswar
02.03.1989
Shri Harideo Joshi
21.07.1989
Shri T.V. Rajeswar
14.08.1989
Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hasan
07.02.1990
Shri K.V. Raghunatha Reddy
05.01.1991
Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hasan
25.01.1991
Md. Shafi Qureshi
04.01.1992
Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hasan
25.01.1992
Md.Shafi Qureshi
29.10.1992
Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hasan
30.11.1992
Shri B. Satyanarayan Reddy
13.07.1993
Shri K.V. Raghunatha Reddy
14.08.1993
Dr.Akhlaq-Ur Rahman Kidwai
27.04.1998
Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen
18.05.1999
Shri Viren J. Shah
04.12.1999
Shri Vinod Chandra Pande
12.12.1999
Shri Viren J. Shah
04.01.2000
Shri Gopal Kirshna Gandhi
14.12.2004
Shri M. K. Narayanan
24.01.2010

 

 
 
 
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Born  : 1877, Died  : 1956

 
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