(SIR Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi first governor of Punjab)
Sir Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was the first governor of Punjab after independence in 1947. He held the office from 15th August 1947 to 11th March 1953. He was succeeded by Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh.
Sir Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was born on 2nd July 1893 in Kapadvanj, Kaira District, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Kheda district, Gujarat, India). He completed his education from Bombay University (now University of Mumbai) and from St. John’s College, Oxford. He was also the Governor of Odisha from 1st April 1946 to 14th August 1947. Sir Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was the first Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1st October 1953 to 1st August 1957. He passed away on 15th March 1980 at the age of 86 in Kapadvanj, Kaira District (now Kheda district, Gujarat, India). He was knighted in 1945. He was a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1935. It is the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1878. He was also appointed as an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1931. He was also the Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI) in 1941. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (KCSI) on 21st December 1945. Apart from these honours, Sir Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi was awarded the Padma Vibhushan (the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India) in 1956.
Punjab an Indian state lies to the northern part of the country. The Indian state of Punjab shares its borders with the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the southeast, Rajasthan to the southwest and the Pakistan province of Punjab to the west. Punjab covers an area of 50,362 sq km (19445 sq mi). The capital of Punjab is Chandigarh which is a Union Territory and also the capital of Haryana. There are 22 districts in Punjab with Ludhiana being the largest city. Punjab is a unicameral legislature with 117 seats and 13 Parliamentary constituencies. The total population of the state as per the 2011 census is 27,704,236. Punjabi is being spoken by the inhabitants of the state. At present, V P Singh Badnore is the Governor of the state and Captain Amarinder Singh is the Chief Minister of Punjab.