V Shanmuganathan on 20 May 2015 was sworn in as 15th Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhawan in Shillong.
His oath of office and secrecy was administered by Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court Uma Nath Singh. Shanmuganathan was appointed as the new Governor on 12 May 2015.
For over four months, Meghalaya was without a permanent governor and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was given the additional charge of the state governor’s office after the former incumbent KK Paul was removed from the post in January 2015.
Born on 21 November 1949, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1962. Later, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served in many party positions and has been in-charge of the Defence, Research and Documentation and Overseas Friends of BJP Cells.
Shanmuganathan is a gold medalist post-graduate in Political Science and M Phil in same subject is a prolific writer and had written three books related to culture and social aspects in Tamil. One of these books titled A Remarkable Political Movement became very famous.
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Who: V Shanmuganathan
Where: Raj Bhawan in Shillong
When: 20 May 2015