About Government-> Former Governor
Prof Jagdish Mukhi
Prof Jagdish Mukhi was born on 1 December 1942 in Dajal, Dera
Gazi Khan, to a Punjabi Hindu family. At age 4, during the
partition of India, the family moved to Sohna.
Mukhi gained a B.Com from Raj Rishi College college in Alwar,
Rajasthan in 1965, followed by a M. Com from the university of
Delhi in 1967.Until entering politics he was a professor at
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, but before that
he was an IPS officer and resigned after training. He was
awarded a PHD in Finance from Kurukshetra University in October
He married Prem Grover in 1970, who as Prem Mukhi is actively
involved in social development works for women empowerment under
the banner of Mahila Jagriti Sangh. He is blessed with a son
Atul (BE, MBA) and a daughter Latika.
Mukhi attended an RSS training camp while at school in Panipat
in 1958, became the secretary (Karyawaha) of Alwar District RSS
in 1964, and campaigned against the Emergency with the Delhi RSS
in 1975. Having moved to Janakpuri, Delhi in 1973, he became the
General Secretary of the Janakpuri branch of the nascent Janata
Party in September 1977.
His first election success was in a 1980 by-election for the
advisory Delhi Metropolitan Council.
He held the role of Minister of Higher Education, when he
launched Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record
time of 8 months.
He was awarded as best planning minister of the nation by the
then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee. Two times he was
awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He
represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and
has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same
constituency, until losing the 2014 election by 25000 votes to
AAP leader Mr. Rajesh Rishi. He has worked at all levels in the
BJP & given the best performance as President, BJP Mandal Janak
Puri; General Secretary, BJP West District; President, BJP West
District; General Secretary, BJP Delhi; Prabhari, BJP affairs
Jammu & Kashmir; Prabhari BJP affairs Haryana.
His performance was best appreciated in Loksabha & Vidhan sabha
elections of Haryana where BJP has got results to the best ever
performance and first time in Haryana BJP chief minister without
any support has taken the oath.
He became Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in
August 2016, then Governor of Assam in September 2017.
He took the Oath of Office of the Governor of Mizoram on 9 March