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A glance at the facts and figures related to the Governors of MP makes an interesting reading. For instance, former Governor Late Shri Rameshwar Thakur is the only Governor of MP who has been a Chartered Accountant. More of such facts are reproduced here :-

The total number of individuals serving as Governors so far 17
The number of occasions acting Governors were appointed 06
The only Governor sworn outside the Raj BhavanDr. B. P. Sitaramaiya (Sworn in at Minto Hall)
The youngest Governor on appointment Smt Sarla Grewal (61 years)
The eldest Governor on appointment Shri Ram Naresh Yadav (83 years)
Only Governor born in the State Shri N. N. Wanchoo (Satna)
Only Governor born outside present India Dr. Bhai Mahavir (Lahore)
Only Governor recipient of a public title Shri H. V. Pastaskar (Padma Vibhushan)
The longest serving full-time Governor Padma Vibhushan Shri H. V. Pataskar(7 yrs 7 months 27 days)
The shortest serving full-time Governor Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya (7 months 12 days)
The longest serving acting Governor Justice K. M. Seth (1 month 27 days)
The shortest serving acting GovernorJustice G. P. Singh (6 days)
The 1st Governor with Civil Service background Shri N. N. Wanchoo
The 1st female Governor Smt Sarla Grewal
First Governor to impose President’s rule in MP Shri S. N. Sinha
Only Governor with a Chartered Accountancy qualification Shri Rameshwar Thakur
Only Governor with a PG degree in science Shri R. P. Gupta
Only Governor who was a medical practitioner Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya
Only Governor who didn’t know Hindi Shri K. C. Reddy
Only Governor who expired while in office Shri R. P. Gupta
Governors who have been Lecturers 04 :
  • Dr. Bhai Mahavir
  • Shri Rameshwar Thakur
  • Shri Ram Naresh Yadav
  • Shri Om Prakash Kohli
Most common academic background Law (7 Governors)
Number of Governors with Doctorate qualification 03 :
  • Dr. B. D. Sharma
  • Dr. Bhai Mahavir
  • Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar

Governors who have been Governors of other States

08 :
  • Shri N. N. Wanchoo (Kerala)
  • Shri C. M. Punacha (Orissa)
  • Dr. B. D. Sharma (Orissa)
  • Shri K. M. Chandy (Gujarat)
  • Dr. Mohammad Shafi Qureshi (Bihar)
  • Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar (Gujarat)
  • Shri Rameshwar Thakur (Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka)
  • Shri Om Prakash Kohli (Gujarat)

Only Governor who has been Governor of 3 other States

Shri Rameshwar Thakur :
  • Orissa
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka
Governors who have been Chief Ministers of other States 05 :
  • Shri K. C. Reddy (Mysore)
  • Shri C. M. Punacha (Koorg)
  • Dr. B. D. Sharma (Haryana)
  • Shri R. P. Gupta (U.P.)
  • Shri Ram Naresh Yadav (U.P.)
Governors who have been both Governors and CMs of other States 02 :
  • Shri C. M. Punacha
    • Governor - Orissa
    • CM - Koorg
  • Dr. B. D. Sharma
    • Governor - Orissa
    • CM - Haryana
Only Governor who has been Speaker of the Lok Sabha Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar (7th and 8th Lok Sabha)
Governors who have headed an international body Shri Rameshwar Thakur
  • Founder and Group Leader of the International Congress of Accountants, Mexico in 1982
  • Chairman, World Congress of Scouts & Guides Fellowship in 1999
Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar
  • 1st Asian head of Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum in 1984
Number of Governors who were members of the Constituent Assembly 04 :
  • Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya
  • Shri H. V. Pataskar
  • Shri K. C. Reddy
  • Shri C. M. Punacha
Only Governor who has been president of INC Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya (1948-50)
Only Governor who has headed a sports body Dr. Md. S. Qureshi (Badminton Asso. of India)
Governors who have authored books 03 :
  • Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya   Details
  • Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar     Details
  • Shri Ram Naresh Yadav     Details
Governor authoring the maximum number of books Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya (14)
Governors who have edited/published magazines 03 :
  • Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya
  • Shri K. C. Reddy
  • Shri K. M. Chandy
Only Governor having received an international scholarship Smt. S. Grewal (British Council, for London School of Economics)
Governors with matching pairs of birthdates
  • Shri C.M. Punacha and Sh. K. M. A. Khan : 16th June
  • Dr. B. P. Sitaramaiya and Dr. Md. S. Qureshi : 24th Nov
Months in which maximum number of Governors were born May and Oct : 3