Former bureaucrat 1977 IAS cadre of Kerala batch CV Ananda Bose on Wednesday was sworn in as the Governor of West Bengal
CV Ananda Bose was sworn in at a simple ceremony in Raj Bhavan here. Calcutta High court chief justice Prakash Shrivastava administered the oath of office to the governor in presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some of her cabinet colleagues and government top officials.
Among others present in the short and simple ceremony were former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, along with his wife, speaker of the state assembly Biman Banerjee and Left Front chairman Biman Bose.
President Drapaudi Murmu on November 17 last appointed the 71-year-old former administrator as the governor of West Bengal. Bose replaced La Ganesan as the governor. La Ganesan, the governor of Manipur was looking after the affairs of West Bengal as the additional charge after Jagdeep Dhankar quit the office to become the vice president of India.
Ananda Bose is serving as the Governor of West Bengal. He has held the rank of Secretary to Govt. of India, Chief Secretary, and University Vice-Chancellor. He is the Chairman of the Habitat Alliance, in consultative status with the UN, and was a member of the UN-Habitat Governing Council.
Bose has published 32 books in English, Malayalam, and Hindi including novels, short stories, poems, and essays.