Shri Ravindra Narayana Ravi, son of Late Shri Ram Bilash Singh and Late Smti Draupadi Devi was born on the 3rd of April 1952 at Patna in Bihar. He is married to Smti Laxmi Ravi. He did Masters in Physics in 1974 and after a brief stint in journalism joined the Indian Police Service in 1976 and was allotted the Kerala Cadre. He served in different parts of the country in various capacities. While serving in CBI he led several anti-corruption crusades against organised criminal gangs including mining mafias in the country.

While in IB, the premier intelligence agency of the country, he served largely in conflict theatres including Jammu & Kashmir and the North East. He also specialized in dynamics of human migration in South Asia and worked extensively on the political sociology of border population. He is working on a book on political economy of insurgency.

He played crucial role in conflict resolutions in ethnic insurgency affected areas and brought several armed rebel groups into peace. He was the architect of India’s international cooperation in counter terrorism and intelligence sharing.

After retirement from government service in 2012, he wrote regular columns in national dailies. He later assumed the charge of Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee in August 2014. He was appointed as Centre’s Interlocutor to Naga peace talks on 29th August 2014. He facilitated the signing of historical framework agreement between Government of India and NSCN (IM) on 3rd August 2015. In October 2018, he was also appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor besides the assignment of Naga Interlocutor.

Having been appointed as Governor of Nagaland by the President of India, Shri R. N. Ravi assumed the charge as Governor of Nagaland on 1st August, 2019.


Governor's of Nagaland
Name Took Office Left Office
Shri Vishnu Sahay 01-12-1963 16-04-1968
Shri B.K. Nehru 17-04-1968 18-09-1973
L. P Singh 1973 1981
Shri Syed M.H. Burney 10-08-1981 12-06-1984
General (Retd.) K.V. Krishna Rao, PVSM 13-06-1984 19-07-1989
Dr. Gopal Singh 20-07-1989 03-05-1990
Dr. M.M. Thomas 09-05-1990 12-04-1992
Shri Loknath Mishra 13-04-1992 01-10-1993
Lt. Gen. V.K. Nayar 02-10-1993 04-08-1994
Shri O.N. Shrivatsva 05-08-1995 11-11-1996
Shri O.P. Sharma 12-11-1996 27-01-2002
Shri Shyamal Datta 28-01-2002 02-02-2007
Shri. K. Sankaranarayanan 03-02-2007 27-07-2009
Shri. Gurbachan Jagat 28-07-2009 14-10-2009
Shri. Nikhil Kumar 14-10-2009 20-03-2013
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