Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as the 25th governor of Tamil Nadu by Madras high court chief justice Indira Banerjee at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.
Chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, his cabinet colleagues and opposition leader and DMK working president M.K. Stalin, were among those present at the ceremony.
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had been holding additional charge of Tamil Nadu since last year. Purohit will become the full-time governor of the state after the retirement of K Rosaiah in August 2016.