Kateekal Sankaranarayanan was sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra in Mumbai. The swearing-in of Sankaranarayanan, earlier Governor of Jharkhand, took place at Raj Bhavan where Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court J N Patel administered the oath of office to him. Ex Governor of Jharkhand, Kateekal Sankaranarayanan took oath as the new governor of Maharashtra. Outgoing Governor S C Jamir, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and members of the state cabinet was among those present on the occasion. Sankaranarayanan took the oath to office in the presence of acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court J.N. Patel. A parade was held to welcome the new governor to office and bid farewell to outgoing governor S C Jamir. 79-year-old Sankaranarayanan brings with him a vast and varied experience in public life and had dominated the political firmament of Kerala for nearly five decades. Born on October 15, 1932 in Kerala, Sankaranarayanan’s initiation into politics started early when he became a member of Students Organization in 1946. Sankaranarayanan was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly several times. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.