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Rosaiah named TN Guv, Farook shifted to Kerala

New Delhi, August 26
Former Andhra Pradesh CM K Rosaiah was today appointed as the new Tamil Nadu Governor while Jharkhand Governor MOH Farook was shifted to Kerala in a slew of announcements for gubernatorial posts by President Pratibha Patil.

Konijeti Rosaiah (78) replaces Surjit Singh Barnala who took over the post on June 20, 2006. The President has also given additional charge of Goa to Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said.

Sankaranarayanan and Farook will carry on their new assignments till the end of their terms. Their terms will end in January 2015.

The President has also appointed Ram Naresh Yadav as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Vakkom Purushothaman as Governor of Mizoram and Syed Ahmed as Governor of Jharkhand.

“Their appointments will take effect from the dates they assume their respective charges,” the statement said.

Sankaranarayanan had assumed charge as Maharashtra Governor on January 22, 2010. Before coming to Maharashtra, he was appointed the Governor of Nagaland on February 3, 2007, and held the post till July 25, 2009, when he was appointed Jharkhand Governor.

Farook, 73-year-old leader from Puducherry, took over as Jharkhand Governor on January 22, 2010. He was also the Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia from September 2004 to December 2009. Vakkom B Purushothaman is 83-year-old veteran Congress leader from Vakkom, Kerala. He has been a member of the All India Congress Committee for over 25 years. An advocate, Purushothaman, held the post of Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for three years from March 1993. — PTI 





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