Banwarilal Purohit on Friday took oath as the Governor of Tamil Nadu at Chennai. He was appointed by the President of India on September 30, 2017 as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
It is for the first time that Tamil Nadu has got a full time Governor after K Rosaiah retired in August 2016.
Earlier, Purohit served as Governor of Assam from August 17, 2016. He was a Member of Parliament from the Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) three times, twice as an Indian National Congress member, once as a BJP member.