Guwahati: The new Governor of Assam, Prof Jagdish Mukhi, was sworn in on Tuesday. He was administered the oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at a function in the Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre here.
State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials were present at the swearing-in ceremony. In his previous assignment, Mukhi served as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
He succeeded Banwarilal Purohit who has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Mukhi had also served as a minister in the Delhi government.
He had been awarded the Best Finance and Planning Minister by the then Planning Minister, Pranab Mukherjee in 1997.