Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi
(Honourable Governor of West Bengal)
As per The Adamas University Act, 2014, the Governor of West Bengal is the Ex-Officio Visitor of the University. The current Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, therefore, holds this esteemed position right now.
Shri Tripathi was the speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and the President of the Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born on 10th November 1934 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to Pandit Harish Chandra Tripathi and Smt. Shiva Devi. He is married to Sudha Tripathi.
Shri Tripathi was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly multiple times: 1977-1980, 1989-1991, 1991-1992, 1993-1995, 1996-2002 and 2002-2007. He served as the Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly from 1991-1993, 1997 to 2002 and from May 2002 to March 2004. He also held the position of Cabinet Minister, Institutional Finance and Sales Tax in U.P. during 1977-1979.
Shri Tripathi practiced as a Senior Advocate at the Allahabad High Court and is also an author and a poet and has published several books. His chief literary works include two anthologies called Manonukriti and Aayu Pankh. Further, his commentary on The Representation of People Act, 1951 is still widely esteemed. Besides these, he has written many other books in both Hindi and English. He is also a part of the Hindi poets gathering that takes place both in India and abroad.