The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Satyapal Malik as the new governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Currently Malik, is the Governor of Bihar and will replace N N Vohra, who has handled the state on three separate occasions in the past decade.
Born to a modest family in Uttar Pradesh village, Malik was member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh during two terms of 1980-1986 and 198-92. He was also member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1974-77.
Vohra was appointed as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on June 28, 2013.