Ram Nath Kovind

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Ram Nath Kovind
Governor of Bihar
Assumed office
16 August 2015
Preceded by Keshari Nath Tripathi
Member of Parliament
In office
1994 - 2006
Personal details
Born (1945-10-01) 1 October 1945 (age 74)
Paraunkh,Derapur, Kanpur Dehat district
Religion Hindu

Ram Nath Kovind (born on 1 October 1945, Village Paraunkh,Tehsil Derapur District Kanpur Dehat) is a current Governor of Bihar. Kovind is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party-BJP.[1][2] He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.[3][4]

He is a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha(1998-2002) and President of the All-India Koli Samaj.[5] He also served as national spokesperson of the party. On 8 August 2015 the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar.[6]


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