Narinder Nath Vohra Age, Wife, children, Family, Biography, & More

Narinder Nath Vohra

Real NameNarinder Nath Vohra
NicknameVohra Dada
ProfessionRetd. Civil Servant
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Civil Service
ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
Major Designation(s)Union Government:
• 1977: Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
• 1985: Additional Secretary in the Department of Ministry of Defence
• 1989: Defence Production Secretary of India
• 1990-1993: Defence Secretary
• 1993: Home Secretary
• 1997: Appointed Principal Secretary to PM Inder Kumar Gujral
Punjab government:
• Home Secretary
• Commissioner and Secretary (Industries)
• Finance Commissioner
• Commissioner (Urban Development)
• Secretary (Urban Development)
• Labour Commissioner of Punjab
• Director (Information) and as Director (Panchayati Raj) in the Government of Punjab
Awards, Honours, Achievements • In 2007, awarded India's second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, for civil service
• Honorary Doctor of Law by Punjab University
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 May 1936
Age (as in 2018) 82 Years
BirthplacePunjab, British India (Now, in Punjab, India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownPunjab, British India (Now, in Punjab, India)
College/UniversityPanjab University
Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford
Educational QualificationMasters of Arts
AddressRaj Bhavan, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseUsha Vohra (Spiritual Leader)
Narinder Nath Vohra With His Wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Sukriti Likhi (1993 Batch IAS Officer of Haryana Cadre)
Narinder Nath Vohra's Daughter
ParentsNames Not Known
Money Factor
Salary (As Governor OF J&K)₹3.5 Lakh+ Other Allowances (as per 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Narinder Nath Vohra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Narinder Nath Vohra

  • Does Narinder Nath Vohra smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Narinder Nath Vohra drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He cracked the UPSC Civil Service examination in his first attempt and was All India Rank 2.
  • He was an IAS officer of Punjab cadre (1959 batch and served till 1994) and the 12th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. After Jagmohan Malhotra, he is the first civilian Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 18 years.
  • He worked as a lecturer in the Panjab University before he was appointed as an IAS officer.
  • He has worked for the Government of India and for Government of Punjab in different capacities for more than 55 years.
  • He was also appointed as a Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • He became a member of the country’s first National Security Advisory Board (1998-2001), served as a chairman of National Task Force on Internal Security (2000) and also worked as a founder co-chairman of the India European Union Round Table.
  • From 1999 to 2006, he was the President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation.
  • He became the medium of communication between elected representatives and the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir by serving as the Special Representative of Government of India from 2003 to 2008.

  • In 2008, he took over as the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and was re-elected in 2013.
  • He is known for his works and for his knowledge that helped him taking the wise decisions during the need of the hour. One such instance was that of Amarnath land transfer controversy (State Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Government of India decided to transfer few acres of forest land to Amarnath to provide temporary shelter for Hindu pilgrims, a huge violent mass protest by the people of Kashmir was the result of this decision) in 2008. He withdrew the land transfer in order to keep peace and harmony in the state.
  • Editing over a dozen books on governance and national security goes to his credits.
  • During his tenure, Governor’s rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in following years (2008, 2014, 2016 and 2018).