Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Hon’ble Governer of Assam

Chancellor, Dibrugarh University

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is the 30th Governor of Assam and he assumed his office on 10th October 2017.

Prior to his appointment as the Governor of Assam, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Prof. Mukhi earlier held the portfolios of finance, planning, excise & taxation and higher education in Delhi Government. He is credited with working extensively for the welfare of the people of Delhi. Before joining politics he was a professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He completed his Masters Degree in Commerce form Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Ph. D. in Finance from Kurukshetra University.

Some of the notable achievements credited to Prof. Jagdish Mukhi’s name were banning of lottery and other illegal trades in Delhi in 1994, when he was the minister of finance. He also worked towards persuading people to abstain from consuming alcohol. As minister of excise, he declared record number of dry days in a year. He was also instrumental in establishing Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University as a minister of higher education. He received best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha for two times.

He represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and won seven times from the same constituency. Jagdish Mukhi was born to Late J.R Mukhi and Late Laxi Devi Mukhi on 1st December 1942.