Assam Legislative Assembly

About Governor of Assam

Shri Janaki Ballav PatnaikĀ 
Governor of Assam
NameShri Janaki Ballav Patnaik
Father's NameLate Gokulananda Patnaik
Date of Birth3rd January 1927
Place of BirthRameswar, Puri
Educational QualificationB.A. (Honours in Sanskrit) Utkal University, M.A(Political Science) Banaras Hindu University, D.Lit Prajnana Bachaspati (Honoris Causa) of Shri Jagannath Viswa Vidyalaya, D.Lit. (Honoris Causa) of Tirupati Sanskrit deemed University.
Positions Held Elected to Lok Sabha in 1971. He was Union Deputy Minister of Defence in Mrs. Indira Gandhi's Ministry from 1973-1975. Elected to Lok Sabha in the year, 1980 and appointed Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and Labour. He was unanimously elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and became the Chief Minister in the year 1980. He was again elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and became the Chief Minister in the year 1985. For the third consecutive term he was elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and become the Chief Minister in the year 1995. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 13 Orissa Legislative Assembly
Social ActivitiesHe was a student leader all through his college days. He was associated with many literary and cultural organizations such as President, State Youth Congress, Orissa in 1950, Led a successful Farmers Agitation in Madhupur of Cuttack district in 1953 Member, Working Committee of Pradesh Congress Committee, Orissa, 1954-60, Member, Orissa Sahitya Academy, 1956-67, Member, Standing Committee of All-India Newspaper Editor's Conference, 1956-60, Fellow of the Senate of Utkal University, 1957-67, President of the All Orissa Basic School Teachers' Conference.
Literary ActivitiesEditor of English daily 'Eastern Times', 1952-66, Editor, Oriya daily 'Prajatantra', 1952-67, Founder-Editor of 'Paurusha' a Monthly Oriya Magazine,
HobbySwimming, Travelling, Reading and Writing
Books WrittenWritten 'Gautama Buddha', 'Swapna O Sankalpa', Sindhu Upatyaka', Mahabharat', 'Ramayana', books, Translated, 'Niti Sataka', 'Srungar Sataka', Bairagya Sataka', 'Gokulananda Granthavali', 'Novels of Bankim Chandra', 'Prabandha Sankalan', Srimad Bhagabat' and 'Swadhinata Sangramara Smruti'.
Special InterestStudy of History, Politics, Literature and International Affairs.
Countries VisitedU.K., West Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, U.A.R., Burma, Cambodia, U.S.S.R., Afghanistan, France, Italy, Israel.
Permanent AddressP.O. Rameswar, District Khurda
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Smt. Jayanti Patnaik
Children Two daughters & one son
Date of assumption of Office11th December, 2009