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Governor of Orissa

Murlidhar Bhandare:The governor of OrissaLeading Legal Luminary Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare assumed charge on 21st August 2007 as the Governor of Orissa succeeding Shri Rameshwar Thakur .Shri Bhandare took oath in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar and has been discharging his duties as the highest constitutional authority of the state since then.

He was born on December 10, 1928 at Mumbai. As a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India, Shri Bhandare is respected as a champion of the causes of common man. Shri Bhandare was the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association for two terms. He was a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha having been elected in June 1980 and re-elected in April 1982 and April 1988.

He was Chairman of various committees of the Parliament and visited USA, UK,USSR, Germany and several other foreign countries.Shri Bhandare edited the book titled ‘The world of Gender Justice’ and has been active in supporting the cause of women and children.His articles on Law, Human Rights, Population Control, Gender Parity and Justice have been published in leading magazines and journals. He shows keen interest in issues related to the empowerment of women, protection of the rights of the children and physically handicapped.