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

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.

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