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SC Jamir sworn-in as new Odisha Governor

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:01

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Congress leader and former governor of Maharashtra and Goa, Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir, was on Thursday sworn-in as the Governor of Odisha.

Jamir, also a former Nagaland chief minister, was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice Chokalingam Nagappan at a ceremony in Raj Bhavan here.

The 82-year-old leader succeeded Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, whose tenure had ended on August 20 last year but had been continuing in office till Jamir`s appointment.

Considered as an architect of modern Nagaland, Jamir had also served as Governor of Maharashtra and Goa, besides being chief minister of the north-eastern state five times.

Jamir was first nominated a member of Lok Sabha in 1961 and appointed parliamentary secretary to then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was also in-charge of external affairs.

He was later elevated as deputy minister of railways and also served in other ministries at the Centre - Labour and Rehabilitation, Community Development and Cooperation, and Food and Agriculture.

A host of dignitaries, including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, attended the swearing-in ceremony.


First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:01

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