His Excellency the Governor
His Excellency the Chancellor

Shri. Om Prakash Kohli


1. Father's Name : Late Shri Manohar Lal Kohli

2. Mother's Name : Late Shrimati Shiv Devi

3. Date of Birth : August 9, 1935

4. Place of Birth : Delhi

5. Marital Status : Married

6. Spouse's Name : Shrimati Avinash Kohli

7. Educational Qualification :  MA (Hindi) from University of Delhi,  Prabhakar from Punjab University,  Sahitya Ratna from Prayag

8. Work Experience : Worked as a lecturer at Hansraj College & Deshbandhu College (University of Delhi) for over 37 years. Retired as a Reader in 1994.

9. Student Activism :  Was PM of Hansraj College (University of Delhi) Parliament
ð Was a Member of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Executive
ð Was All India President of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)for 3
consecutive terms.

10. Teacher Activism : 

  • Was President of Delhi University's Teachers Association (DUTA) from 1973-79
  •  Was elected member of Academic and Executive Councils of the University of Delhi
  •  Was President of National Democratic Teacher's Front (NDTF), a nationalist  organization of University Teachers

11. Political Activism :

  • Was arrested under MISA for 19 months during the National Emergency and lodged in Delhi, Agra and Varanasi jails.

12. Years in Parliament :

  • Was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha (1994-2000)
  • Chairman, Housing Committee, Rajya Sabha
  • Member, Committee on papers to be laid on the table of Rajya Sabha
  • Member, Standing Committee on Urban & Rural Development
  • Member, Standing Committee on Finance
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Surface Transport

13. Organizational responsibilities held :

  • President of Delhi State BJP from 1991-95 and for the second time in 2009-10
  •  National Secretary, BJP
  •  Incharge (Prabhari) of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
  • Secretary, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP
  • President, Central Disciplinary Committee, BJP
  • BJP Headquarters Incharge

14. Interests : Academics and educational activities

15. As Governor : He resumed the office of the Governor of Gujarat on 16th July, 2014.

16. Address : Raj Bhawan, Sector - 20, Gandhinagar - 382020

17. Telephone No. : +91-79-23243171,23243172

18. Fax : 079-23224268, 079-23231121