Octogenarian Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was today sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland.
Acharya has been given the additional charge of Tripura also.
He was the first batch student (1948-50) of Udupi MGM College and later served as a teacher at Vidyarayna School at Kadabettu.
After his graduation, Acharya moved to Mumbai where he was engaged in business and was also the senate member of Mumbai University for 30 years.
Meghalaya Governor K K Paul had assumed the additional charge of Nagaland on July 2 while Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman was transferred to Nagaland. But,Purushothaman resigned on July 11.
The gubernatorial post fell vacant following the resignation of Governor Ashwani Kumar on June 26.
Acharya was sworn in by Justice P K Saikia of Guwahati High Court at the Raj Bhavan here in the presence of Chief Minister T R Zeliang, MP and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio, Cabinet ministers, BJP Nagaland unit president M Chuba Ao, NPF president Shurhozelie, senior bureaucrats, police and Army officers.