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|Governor of Tripura|
25 March 2013 – 29 June 2014
|Preceded by||D. Y. Patil|
|Succeeded by||Vakkom Purushothaman|
|Governor of Bihar|
29 June 2009 – 21 March 2013
|Preceded by||R. L. Bhatia|
|Succeeded by||D. Y. Patil|
|24th Governor of West Bengal|
14 December 2009 – 23 January 2010
|Preceded by||Gopalkrishna Gandhi|
|Succeeded by||M. K. Narayanan|
|Died||April 25, 2020(aged 85–86)|
|Alma mater||University of Delhi|
Konwar began his career as a lecturer in the English Department of Cotton College in Guwahati. Then in 1961 he went to work for the American firm Standard Vacuum Oil Company in Mumbai as a marketing manager and remained in that position for seven years, coordinating Petroleum Products distribution Networks in Northern and Eastern India from Trombay, Vizag, Barauni, Noonmati, Digboi Refineries and Budge-Budge sea Terminaland other Company Inland Product Terminals. In 1968-69 he established a Degree College in Guwahati City known as Guwahati College as its founder Principal. In November 1969 he joined Gauhati High Court Bar and practised there as well as in the Supreme Court of India as an Advocate till 1991. He professionally served as Government Advocate for the States of Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in the Gauhati High Court. He joined the Indian National Congress Party as a Student Leader in 1955 and had never been out of it till today. He held various Party posts at District and State Levels at different times including General Secretaryship and Vice-Presidency of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1983–1991. He had been chosen to lead a composite 28-member Friends of Soviet Union Delegation composed of participants from Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu to Moscow, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, Kiev, Sochi, Leningrad, etc. in 1988. He served as the Governor of Bihar. While he was the Governor of Bihar he was also given an additional charge as the Governor of West Bengal until he was succeeded by Mayankote Kelath Narayanan on 24 January 2011.
Komwar joined the Indian National Congress Party in 1955 as a Student Leader. He had been the Cabinet minister in the state government of Assam in 1991 Hiteswar Saikia Govt. and in 2001 Tarun Gogoi Govt.
- "Devanand Konwar assumes office as Tripura governor". 25 March 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2018.