Father’s Name       :      Late Shri Manohar Lal Kohli

Mother’s Name            :        Late Shrimati Shiv Devi

Date of Birth                :        August 9, 1935

Place Birth                   :        Delhi

Spouse’s Name             :       Shrimati Avinash Kohli

Children                        :        Three :

(Son            :       Vishu Kohli Daughters    :       Smt. Suparna Kohli and  Ms. Ritu Kohli)

Education   :

*        MA (Hindi) from University of Delhi

*        Prabhakar from Punjab University

*        Sahitya Ratna from Prayag

Work Experience :

*        Worked as a lecturer at Hansraj College & Deshbandhu College (University of

Delhi) for over 37 years. Retired as a Reader in 1994.

Student activism :

*        Was PM of Hansraj College (University of Delhi) Parliament

*        Was a Member of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Executive

*        Was All India President of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)

for 3 consecutive terms.

Teacher activism          :

*        Was President of Delhi University’s Teachers Association (DUTA) from 1973-79

*        Was elected member of Academic and Executive Councils of the University

of Delhi

*        Was President of National Democratic Teacher’s Front (NDTF), a nationalist

organization of University Teachers

Political activism :

*        Was arrested under MISA for 19 months during the National Emergency and

lodged in Delhi, Agra and Varanasi jails.

Years in Parliament  :

*        Was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha (1994-2000)

*        Chairman, Housing Committee, Rajya Sabha

*        Member, Committee on papers to be laid on the table of Rajya    Sabha

*        Member, Standing Committee on Urban & Rural Development

*        Member, Standing Committee on Finance

*        Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Surface Transport

Organizational responsibilities held :

*        President of Delhi State BJP from 1991-95 and for the second time in 2009-10

*        National Secretary, BJP

*        Incharge (Prabhari) of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal

Pradesh and Rajasthan

*        Secretary, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

*        President, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP

*        BJP Headquarters Incharge


*        Academics and educational activities
As Governor :

*        He resumed the office of the Governor of Gujarat on 16th July, 2014.

Address :             Raj Bhavan,

Sector – 20,

Gandhinagar – 382020.

Telephone :         079-23243171/72/73

Fax :                    079-23224268,079-23231121


The Hon. Governor of Gujarat
Om Prakash Kohli