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Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, the current Governor of West Bengal is the Chancellor of the Diamond Harbour Women’s University.


Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal

Cooperative movement, agriculture and fine arts. An avid reader of books. A sports aficionado, he has been the President of the Rajasthan Olympic Association, and Rajasthan Tennis Association

Publications : Has contributed extensively articles on legal issues in newspapers and periodicals.

Social Commitments : Was involved with the grant of OBC status to Other Backward Classes, including Jat community in the State of Rajasthan.

The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, under Article 155 of the Constitution of India issued Warrant on 20 July, 2019, appointing Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar as the Governor of West Bengal.

The Hon’ble Shri Thottathil B. Nair Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court administered the Oath of Office to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on 30 July, 2019 at the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata

Family : Married to Smt Sudesh Dhankhar, a Post Graduate in Economics from Banasthali Vidyapeeth, a prestigious University in rural environs, in the year 1979. She is the daughter of Shri Hoshiyar Singh and Smt. Bhagwati. Smt. Sudesh Dhankhar has keen interest in social work and organic farming, child education and upliftment.

Their daughter, Kamna, after her education at the MGD School, Jaipur, and thereafter at the Mayo Girls, Ajmer, secured her graduation from the Beever College (now Arcadia University) in the United States. She had Summer Courses in the UK, Italy and Australia. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Italian languages having learnt Italian language at the Italian Embassy, New Delhi and thereafter in an Institute at Rome in Italy.

She has keen interest in photography and had a stint as student with the Goldsmiths University in UK.

Kamna is married to Kartikeya Vajpayee son of the late Shri Vijay Shankar Vajpayee, and Smt. Abha Vajpayee. An MBA, Kartikeya had campus placement from ITC. After serving the ITC for about 5 years, Kartikeya has forayed in the legal profession and is a lawyer in the Supreme Court presently.

He is a keen Cricketer and a deep student of spirituality and meditation.

Kamna and Kartikeya are blessed with a son, born on 14 August, 2015, Kaviesh. He is admitted to Shree Ram School in Gurgaon.

Tours and travels : Both Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Smt. Sudesh Dhankhar have travelled extensively to many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

They love travelling as a family and have been to the Maldives and several other places together.

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