Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn in as 22nd Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014. The Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Asim Kumar Banerjee administered the oath of office to KN Tripathi in Raj Bhavan, Kolkata.
He is 22nd Governor of the State since Independence. As s a person he is the 21st Governor of the State because Professor Saiyid Nurul Hasan was Governor of the State for two terms.
With his swearing in, he will replace D Y Patil who took oath as the Governor of the State on 4 July 2014. Patil, the Governor of Bihar, was given the additional charge as Governor of West Bengal by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee after M K Narayanan resigned from the office on 30 June 2014. (Article 153 of the Constitution states that one Governor can be appointed as Governor of two or more States.)
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When: 24 July 2014