Devanand Konwar Ex Governor of Bihar
Devanand Konwar-Ex-Governor of Bihar
Ex-Governor of Bihar – Shri Devanand Konwar
From 29-6-2009 - 21-3-2013
33th Governor of Bihar
Father's Name : Late Padma Kant Konwar
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Marital Status : Married.
Spouse's Name : Smt. Niva Konwar
Member, National Commission for Women
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Education : B.A. (Hons. in English) from Cotton College, Guwahati.
M.A. in English from Delhi University.
LL.B. from Guwahati University.
Permanent Address : Nitai Konwar Gaon,
Post Office - Nitai Pukhuri, District - Sivasagar, Assam.
Present Address : Governor House, B.G.Camp, Patna - 800 022.
Served as Lecturer in the English Department in Cotton College, Guwahati.
Joined and served American Standard Vacuum Oil Co., later turned ESSO-Standard Oil Co., in Bombay in 1961 as Marketing Manager and worked there for full seven years, co-ordinating Petroleum products distribution networks in northern and eastern India from Trombay, Vizag, Barauni, Noonmati, Digboi Refineries and Budge - Budge Sea Terminal and other Company Inland Product Terminals.
Established a Degree College in Guwahati City known as Guwahati College as its founder Principal in 1968-69.
Joined Guwahati High Court Bar in November 1969 and practiced there as well as in the Supreme Court of India as an Advocate till 1991. Professionally served as Government Advocate for the States of Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizorum in the Guwahati High Court.
Political Activities :
Joined the Indian National Congress Party as a Student Leader in 1955 and is an active member till today.
Held various Party posts at District and State Levels at different times including General Secretaryship and Vice-Presidentship of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1982-1990.
Had been chosen to lead a composite 28-member FSU (Friends of Soviet Union) Delegation composed of participants from Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to Moscow, Tasjkent, Alma Atta, Kiev, Sochi, Leningrad, etc. in the Soviet Republics in 1989.