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Sri Banwarilal Purohit, Governer of Assam

Sri Banwarilal Purohit assumed the charge of the Office of the Chancellor Dibrugarh University in accordance with the provision of the Dibrugarh University Act on August 22, 2016. Sri Banwarilal Purohit was born on December 22, 1932 in India.

A highly educated and erudite scholar Sri Purohit is credited with revival of ‘The Hitavada’, an English daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the mentor of Mahatma Gandhi. Under him ‘The Hitavada’ became a leading newspaper of central India and apart from its headquarters edition at Nagpur the daily also launched editions from Jabalpur, Raipur, and Bhopal.

A public personality inseparably involved in social, political, educational and industrial fields of Vidarbha in Maharashtra, Sri Banwarilal Purohit plunged into active politics in 1977.

He had won election in Maharashtra Assembly for the first time in 1978 from Nagpur east seat, was re—elected in 1980 from Nagpur south and became a minister in 1982.

In 1984 and 1989, Purohit was elected to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur-Kamptee seat and was a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Defence Ministry.

He was re-elected from the Lok Sabha seat in 1996 and served as a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Home Affairs, Member of Standing Committee on Defence and Member of Public Sector Undertaking Committee.

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