Hyderabad: Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan Wednesday congratulated Biswa Bhusan Harichandan who has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

Narasimhan spoke to Harichandan over phone and congratulated him, the Raj Bhavan said in a release.

"Narasimhan wished that the state of Andhra Pradesh will march towards development and progress under the guidance of the new Governor," it said.

Narasimhan has been the common Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

Harichandan, who hails from Odisha, was named the new Governor of AP on Tuesday.

In his early 80s, Harichandan will be the 23rd governor of Andhra Pradesh and will succeed ESL Narasimhan, who had held the gubernatorial post in various states for last 13 years which includes 10 years in Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)

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