Hyderabad: Former Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, on Sunday (September 8) was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Telangana at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

Chief Justice of Telangana high court Raghvendra Singh Chauhan administered the oath of office to Soundararajan.

58-year-old Soundararajan was Tamil Nadu BJP chief and the party's national secretary.

On September 1, the President named her as the second Governor of Telangana, which was formed on June 2, 2014.

Earlier, the post was held by ESL Narasimhan, who subsequently demitted office.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy, Himachal Pradesh Governor-designate Bandaru Dattatreya, Telangana Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, state ministers and other officials were present on the occasion.

With Tamilisai's appointment as Telangana Governor, the floor is now thrown open for the next Tamil Nadu BJP president.

Leading her appointment as the BJP chief, Tamilisai had been one of the BJP's star campaigners during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. She was also the state BJP's first woman president.