Past Governors detail

Shri S.C. Jamir
Governor of Gujarat
From 30/07/2009 To 26/11/2009
Date of Birth : 17/10/1931
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Details of the life sketch of
Shri S.C. Jamir

After serving as the Governor of Goa for four years, Shri S.C. Jamir took over as the Governor of Maharashtra on 19th July, 2008.

Born on October 17,1931, Shri Jamir did his early education in Mokokchung, Calcutta (West Bengal) and higher studies at Allahabad University where he did his BA, LL.B in 1958. Mrs. Alemla Jamir is his spouse.

Shri Jamir was the President of the Students' Christian Movement at the University and was actively involved in Students and Christian Activities.

He was one of the signatories to the Agreement with the Government of India that resulted in the creation of Nagaland in the year 1960. Shri Jamir is regarded as one of the architects of modern Nagaland.

In 1961, Shri Jamir was elected as the first Member of Parliament from the State of Nagaland. He had the privilege of serving as Parliamentary Secretary attached to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was also holding the portfolio of External Affairs Ministry.

Shri Jamir served as Union Deputy Minister of Railways, Labour and Rehabilitation, Community Development, Co-operation, Food and Agriculture during 1966 and 1970.

In 1971, he was first elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and since then he has never lost any Assembly Election.

Between 1980 and 2003, Shri Jamir served the people of Nagaland in various capacities and he was the Chief Minister of Nagaland for four times. His tenure as the Chief Minister of Nagaland is the longest in the history of Nagaland.

On 17th July, 2004, he was appointed as the Governor of Goa.

After the resignation of Shri S. M. Krishna as the Governor of Maharashtra in March, 2008, Shri Jamir held the additional charge of the Governor of Maharashtra, till his appointment as the Governor of Maharashtra.

Shri Jamir loves reading books on history, biographies and current affairs. He also loves to play badminton.