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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 05.03.2014

The President has accepted the resignation of Shri Nikhil Kumar, Governor of Kerala, with immediate effect.

The President has also been pleased to make the following appointments:-

1. Smt. Sheila Dixit as Governor of Kerala vice Shri Nikhil Kumar.

2. Shri B.L. Joshi, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, as the Governor of the same state for a second term with effect from the date of him assuming charge.

3. Shri H.R. Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka is appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Kerala until a new Governor takes charge.

This release issued at 0300 hrs