Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu on Friday at Raj Bhavan in presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his cabinet colleagues, and DMK working president and leader of opposition in the assembly, MK Stalin.
Chief Justice of Madras High Court, justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath. He took oath in the name of God.
Earlier, Chief Secretar, Girija Vaidyanathan stated formally the warrant of appointment issued by President, Ram Nath Kovind, appointing Purohit as Governor of Tamil Nadu on September 29.
Purohit is the first full-time Governor of the state after the retirement of K Rosaiah in August 2016.
Maharashtra governor, C Vidyasagar Rao had been given the additional responsibility of the state since September 2016.