Prof. Jagdish Mukhi was born on 1 st December, 1942 in Dajal, Dera Gazi Khan of Punjab. He
completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Raj Rishi College in Alwar, Rajasthan in 1965 and
after that he completed his Masters in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
University in 1967. Until entering politics he was a Professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College,
Delhi University. He was awarded a PHD in Finance from Kurukshetra University in October
He became the secretary (Karyawaha) of Alwar District RSS in 1964, and campaigned against the Emergency with the Delhi RSS in 1975. Having moved to Janakpuri, Delhi in 1973, he became the General Secretary of the Janakpuri branch of the nascent Janata Party in September 1977.
Prof. Mukhi held the role of Minister of Higher Education, when he launched Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record time of eight months. He was awarded as best planning minister of the nation by the then Union planning minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Two times he was awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency.
Prof. Mukhi became Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016, then Governor of Assam in September 2017.
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