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Agartala, June 30 : Mizoram Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Purushothaman was sworn-in by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. Also Read - 'What's The Urgency?': Sumitra Mahajan Reacts to Death Hoax

Purushothaman, an 86-year-old veteran Congress leader who served in his native state Kerala as a minister and the assembly speaker and was also elected to the Lok Sabha twice, was appointed Mizoram governor by then president Pratibha Patil in August 2011. He replaced Devanand Konwar, who was transferred to Tripura from Bihar March 25 last year and completed his tenure Saturday. Also Read - Weather Update: Heavy Rains Expected in Northeastern States, Orange Alert Issued Till Tomorrow

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various political parties and army and police officials were present during the ceremony.