His Excellency the Governor

His Excellency the Chancellor


Shri. Om Prakash Kohli



1 Father's Name                       :          Late Shri Manohar Lal Kohli                


2.  Mother's Name                      :          Late Shrimati Shiv Devi       


3.  Date of Birth                          :          August 9, 1935                                                         


4 Place of Birth                        :          Delhi      


5.  Marital Status                        :          Married      


6.  Spouse's Name                     :          Shrimati Avinash Kohli      


7.  Educational Qualification     :         MA (Hindi) from University of Delhi

                                                            Prabhakar from Punjab University

                                                            Sahitya Ratna from Prayag       


8.  Work Experience                  :          Worked as a lecturer at Hansraj College & Deshbandhu College (University of

                                                             Delhi) for over 37 years. Retired as a Reader in 1994.


9.  Student Activism                   :         Was PM of Hansraj College (University of Delhi) Parliament

                                                            Was a Member of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Executive

                                                            Was All India President of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)for 3 

                                                                   consecutive terms.


10. Teacher Activism                :          Was President of Delhi University's Teachers Association (DUTA) from


                                                            Was elected member of Academic and Executive Councils of the University 

                                                                   of Delhi

                                                            Was President of National Democratic Teacher's Front (NDTF), a nationalist 

                                                                   organization of University Teachers


11. Political Activism                :          Was arrested under MISA for 19 months during the National Emergency and

                                                            lodged in Delhi, Agra and Varanasi jails.


12. Years in Parliament            :          Was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha (1994-2000)

                                                            Chairman, Housing Committee, Rajya Sabha

                                                            Member, Committee on papers to be laid on the table of Rajya Sabha

                                                            Member, Standing Committee on Urban & Rural Development

                                                            Member, Standing Committee on Finance

                                                            Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Surface Transport


13. Organizational

      responsibilities held           :          President of Delhi State BJP from 1991-95 and for the second time in 2009-10

                                                            National Secretary, BJP

                                                            Incharge (Prabhari) of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, 

                                                                   Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan

                                                            Secretary, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

                                                            President, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

                                                            BJP Headquarters Incharge


14. Interests                               :          Academics and educational activities


15. As Governor                         :          He resumed the office of the Governor of Gujarat on 16th July, 2014.


16. Address                                :          Raj Bhawan, Sector - 20, Gandhinagar - 382020      


17. Telephone No.                     :          +91-79-23243171,23243172


18. Fax                                      :           079-23224268, 079-23231121


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