S C Jamir

S C Jamir

S C Jamir

Date of Birth : October 17, 1931

Mini Biography :

Sanayangba Chubatoshi Jamir (born October 17, 1931) is an Indian politician, currently serving as Governor of Maharashtra and as the Governor of Gujarat. He previously served as Chief Minister of Nagaland and as Governor of Goa.

Jamir is from Nagaland. He was included in a delegation that held talks with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960 leading to the establishment of Nagaland as a state within India.He later served as Chief Minister of Nagaland four times (1980, 1982-1986, 1989-90 and 1993-2003). For his first two terms he was a member of the Progressive United Democratic Front, but by 1989 he had switched to the Indian National Congress. He served as Governor of Goa from July 2004 to July 2008.

Following the resignation of Maharashtra Governor S. M. Krishna, on March 6, 2008 President Pratibha Patil asked Jamir to temporarily take the additional charge of Maharashtra.Jamir was formally appointed as Governor of Maharashtra on July 8, 2008, while Shivinder Singh Sidhu was appointed to succeed him in Goa.Jamir was sworn in as Governor of Maharashtra on July 19, 2008.In July 2009 he took additional charge of Gujarat state during the medical absence and subsequent death of Governor-designate Devendra Nath Dwivedi.

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