The Hon. Governor
     
 
                         
 
   
 
 
 
    Shri Om Prakash Kohli
 
 

                                            The Hon. Governor of Gujarat

                                                      BIO-DATA

Father's Name              :        Late Shri Manohar Lal Kohli

 

Mother's Name            :        Late Shrimati Shiv Devi

 

Date of Birth                :        August 9, 1935

 

Place Birth                   :        Delhi

 

Spouse's Name             :        Shrimati Avinash Kohli

 

Children                        :        Three :

                                                (Son            :        Vishu Kohli

                                                Daughters    :        Smt. Suparna Kohli and

                                                                             Ms. Ritu Kohli)

Education                      :

 

*        MA (Hindi) from University of Delhi

*        Prabhakar from Punjab University

*        Sahitya Ratna from Prayag

 

Work Experience         :

 

*        Worked as a lecturer at Hansraj College & Deshbandhu College (University of

          Delhi) for over 37 years. Retired as a Reader in 1994.

 

Student activism :

 

*        Was PM of Hansraj College (University of Delhi) Parliament

*        Was a Member of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Executive

*        Was All India President of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)

          for 3 consecutive terms.

 

Teacher activism          :

 

*        Was President of Delhi University's Teachers Association (DUTA) from 1973-79

*        Was elected member of Academic and Executive Councils of the University

          of Delhi

*        Was President of National Democratic Teacher's Front (NDTF), a nationalist

          organization of University Teachers

 

Political activism :

 

*        Was arrested under MISA for 19 months during the National Emergency and

          lodged in Delhi, Agra and Varanasi jails.

 

Years in Parliament  :

 

*        Was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha (1994-2000)

*        Chairman, Housing Committee, Rajya Sabha

*        Member, Committee on papers to be laid on the table of Rajya    Sabha

*        Member, Standing Committee on Urban & Rural Development

*        Member, Standing Committee on Finance

*        Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Surface Transport

 

Organizational responsibilities held :

 

*        President of Delhi State BJP from 1991-95 and for the second time in 2009-10

*        National Secretary, BJP

*        Incharge (Prabhari) of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal

          Pradesh and Rajasthan

*        Secretary, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

*        President, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

*        BJP Headquarters Incharge

 

Interests:

 

*        Academics and educational activities


As Governor :

 

*        He resumed the office of the Governor of Gujarat on 16th July, 2014.

 

Address :             Raj Bhavan,

                            Sector - 20,

                            Gandhinagar - 382020.

 

Telephone :         079-23243171/72/73

Fax :                    079-23224268

                            079-23231121

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