The Governor


Sh. Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

Date of Birth

23 Apr 1954

Place of Birth

Panaji, Goa

Parent's Name

Late Shri Vishwanath Arlekar
Late Smt. Tilomattama Arlekar

Spouse's Name

Smt. Anagha
Mrs. Aditi Kulkarni
Mr. Amogh


Completed his Matriculation from St Joseph’s institute, Vasco Da Gama, Goa.

Graduation in Commerce (B.Com.) from MES college, Vasco Da Gama, Goa.

Current Positions
  • Governor, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
  • Chancellor, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Krishi Vishvavidalaya, Palampur.
  • Chancellor, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan.
  • Chancellor, Himachal Technical University, Hamirpur
  • Chancellor, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Cluster University, Mandi.
  • Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Mandi,H.P.
  • President, Indian Red Cross Society, Himachal Pradesh
  • President, Himachal Pradesh Child Welfare Council.
  • Chairman Himachal Pradesh State Ex-Servicemen Rebuilding and Rehabilitation Special Fund Management and Administration Committee.
  • Administrator of scheduled and tribal areas.
Political Background
  • MLA from Vasco and thereafter Pernem constituency
  • Speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly
  • Last portfolio held by him as Minister for Panchayat, Forest & Environment
Other Assignments
  • Chairman of The Goa Industrial Development Corporation, Panaji Goa.
  • Chairman of the Goa State Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Classes Financial Development Corporation, Panaji Goa.

His favorite pastime and recreation are listening to Indian Classical Music, Marathi Light music, watching plays and is a well-read person.


He has travelled abroad in many countries like Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, etc.
Assumed the office of Governor of Himachal Pradesh on 13th July, 2021.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 19-July-2021
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