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    Surjit Singh Barnala

    8th Governor of Tamil Nadu

    In office

    3 November 2004 – 31 August 2011

    Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa

    M. Karunanidhi

    Preceded by P. S. Ramamohan Rao

    Succeeded by Konijeti Rosaiah

    In office

    24 May 1990 – 15 February 1991

    Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi

    Preceded by P. C. Alexander

    Succeeded by Bhishma Narain Singh

    Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

    Additional Charge[a]In office

    9 April 2009 – 27 July 2009

    Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam

    Preceded by Govind Singh Gurjar

    Succeeded by Iqbal Singh

    18th Governor of United Andhra Pradesh

    In office

    3 January 2003 – 4 November 2004

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy

    Preceded by C. Rangarajan

    Succeeded by Sushilkumar Shinde

    1st Governor of Uttarakhand

    In office

    9 November 2000 – 7 January 2003

    Chief Minister Nityanand Swami

    Bhagat Singh Koshyari

    N. D. Tiwari Preceded by

    Succeeded by Sudarshan Agarwal

    5th Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

    In office

    19 March 1998 – 13 October 1999

    Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Preceded by M. Arunachalam

    Succeeded by Suresh Prabhu

    5th Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    In office

    December 1990 – 18 March 1993

    Preceded by Ranjit Singh Dyal

    Succeeded by Vakkom Purushothaman

    11th Chief Minister of Punjab

    In office

    29 September 1985 – 11 June 1987

    Governor Arjun Singh

    Hokishe Sema

    Shankar Dayal Sharma

    Siddhartha Shankar Ray

    Preceded by President's rule

    Succeeded by President's rule

    12th Minister of Agriculture

    In office

    18 June 1977 – 28 July 1979

    Prime Minister Morarji Desai

    Preceded by Parkash Singh Badal

    Succeeded by Brahm Prakash

    Member of Parliament Lok Sabha

    In office


    Preceded by Gurcharan Singh Dadhahoor

    Succeeded by Simranjit Singh Mann

    Constituency Sangrur

    Personal details

    Born 21 October 1925

    Ateli, Punjab, British India

    (now in Haryana, India)

    Died 14 January 2017 (aged 91)

    Chandigarh, India

    Political party Shiromani Akali Dal

    Spouse Surjit Kaur Barnala

    Children 4

    Surjit Singh Barnala (21 October 1925 – 14 January 2017) was an Indian politician who served as the chief minister of Punjab state from 1985 to 1987. Following that he served as the governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh , lieuntant governer of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a Union Minister on handling various portfolios.[1]


    1 Early life 2 Politics 3 Governorship

    4 Author and painter

    5 Personal life 6 Death 7 References 8 External links

    Early life[edit]

    Barnala was born in Begpur Village in Ateli Tehsil, Haryana. Born of a well-to-do family (his father was a magistrate), Barnala passed law from Lucknow University in 1945. In Lucknow, he was involved in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Subsequently, he practised law for some years, and became politically active in the late 1960s, rising through the ranks of Akali Dal. Though, he first stood for election in 1952 but lost by a meagre 4 votes.


    Barnala's first ministerial assignment was in 1969 when he has sworn in as education minister in the Justice Gurnam Singh Government and was instrumental in setting up the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.

    In 1977 he was elected to the Indian Parliament and was inducted in the Morarji Desai Cabinet as the agriculture minister at the time when the ministry included Irrigation Water Resources, Food, Environment and Forests, Consumer Affairs, Power and Chemical And Fertilizers and Rural Development. In 1978, Barnala signed the historic Ganga Waters Agreement (Farakka Agreement) with Bangladesh.

    In 1979, during the turmoil in the national government when PM Morarji Desai resigned, the then-president Neelam Sanjiva Reddy toyed with the idea of appointing an interim government with Barnala as prime minister but had to drop the idea at the last moment, fearing horse-trading by a top member of the Cabinet, and Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh assumed prime ministership.

    Barnala served as chief minister of Punjab from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987. Barnala, a member of the Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), served as chief minister during a period of Sikh militant movement in Punjab. The state had under in Barnala's chief ministership from 1985 to 1987, and after nearly two years in office, President's Rule was imposed.

    In 1996, Barnala once again came close to becoming prime minister as in the 1996 Indian general election, with no political party getting a mandate, it was a good time for a regional party to have its prime minister. Regional parties accounted for about 80 MPs in the Lok Sabha. The Asom Gana Parishad of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Telugu Desam Party of Chandra Babu Naidu, including The Left parties, zeroed on Barnala, but at the last minute Barnala's parent party Shiromani Akali Dal led by Barnala's supposedly close friend Parkash Singh Badal without informing Barnala joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party hence Barnala yet again missed being Prime Minister.

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    M M Jacob has served the longest number of days as governor of an Indian state. He was the governor of Meghalaya. He served for a total of 11 years 293

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    M M Jacob has served the longest number of days as governor of an Indian state.

    He was the governor of Meghalaya.

    He served for a total of 11 years 293 days from 1995 to 2007.

    Next in line is Padmaja Naidu who served in West Bengal for 10 years 209 days from 1956 to 1967.

    Followed by N N Vohra who served in Jammu and Kashmir for 10 years and 59 days from 2008 to 2018.

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