Shivraj Patil to take oath as Punjab Governor

Chandigarh: Shivraj Vishwanath Patil will be sworn-in as the Governor of Punjab here on Friday.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Moudgil will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Patil on the Raj Bhawan premises tomorrow, official sources said today.

Patil, who will also take charge as the Union Territory Administrator of Chandigarh, is succeeding Gen (retd) S F Rodrigues.

Patil had resigned from the post of Home Minister on November 30 in 2008 following the Mumbai terror attacks.

Born in 1935 in Chakur village of Maharashtra's Latur district, Patil is a Science graduate from Osmania University. Later, he studied Law at Bombay University.