AR Kidwai, former governor of many states no more
Q. Which former governor passed away on 24th August 2016?- Published on 26 Aug 16
a. AR Kidwai
b. GB Pant
c. Najma Heptullah
d. Najib Jung
ANSWER: AR Kidwai
Akhlaq Ur Rahman served as Governor of many states including Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana.
- Kidwai passed away on 24th August 2016 following a brief illness at the age of 96.
- He is survived by two sons and four daughters.
- Born in 1920 in Barabanki District in UP, Kidwai served as governor of several states for 17 whole years
- Bihar (1979 to 1985,1993-1998)
- West Bengal (1998 to 1999)
- Haryana (2004 to 2009)
- He has been held the temporary charge of the Governor of Punjab and Rajasthan and administrator of Chandigarh and Delhi
- He has served as Chairman of the UPSC from 1974-1978
- He also served as the chancellor of AMU
- In January 2011, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award for outstanding contribution towards public affairs in India.