Chaturvedi is a retired IAS officer and held the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India from 1984 to 1989. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1991. He became Governor of Karnataka on 21 August 2002. He was also the Governor of Kerala from 25 February 2004, following the death of Sikander Bakht, until June 2004, when he was replaced by a newly appointed governor. Chaturvedi gained wide recognition for his role as Karnataka Governor. He was replaced as governor by Rameshwar Thakur on 21 August 2007.
He is also a prospective contender for the post of President of India - 2017 
|Governors of Kerala
25 February 2004 – 23 June 2004
R. L. Bhatia
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