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Shri. Banwarilal Purohit

Hon'ble Governor of Tamilnadu
Chancellor of Annamalai University

Shri. Banwarilal Purohit (born April 16, 1940) is an Indian politician from Vidarbha region. He is appointed by the President of India on 30 September 2017 as the Governor of Tamil Nadu State. He was appointed as Governor of Assam State by President of India on 17 August 2016. He was a Member of Parliament from the Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) three times. In 1996, he was elected to 11th Lok Sabha.
Shri. Purohit gained ownership of the Nagpur daily newspaper The Hitavada from Servants of India Society in 1979. The newspaper was launched by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1911 and Shri. Purohit is its current managing editor. He is also the chairman of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management in Nagpur.