Question: Who was last Governor General of India during British rule?

Who was the first governor general of the British in India?

Warren Hastings, (born December 6, 1732, Churchill, near Daylesford, Oxfordshire, England—died August 22, 1818, Daylesford), the first and most famous of the British governors-general of India, who dominated Indian affairs from 1772 to 1785 and was impeached (though acquitted) on his return to England.

Did the British Sovereign appointed the last Governor General of free India?

On 15th August 1947, when India got the freedom, it became sovereign country. … But on the request of India, British Sovereign appointed the last Governor General of Free India Lord Mountbatten.

Who is the last governor of India?

Governor-General of India

Viceroy and Governor-General of India
Lord Mountbatten Last Viceroy of British Raj Chakravarti Rajagopalachari Last Governor-General of Dominion of India
Style His Excellency
Residence Government House (1858–1931) Viceroy’s House (1931–1950) Viceregal Lodge (1888–1947)

How many governor generals were there in India?

List of governors-general

Name (Birth–Death) Term of office Appointer
Warren Hastings (1732–1818) 20 October 1773 East India Company (1773–1858)
Sir John Macpherson, Bt (acting) (1745–1821) 8 February 1785
The Earl Cornwallis (1738–1805) 12 September 1786
John Shore (1751–1834) 28 October 1793
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Who was the Governor-General at the time of partition in India?

Mountbatten was appointed Viceroy of India in March 1947, and he presided over the partition of British India into India and Pakistan. From June 1948 to June 1949, he was India’s first Governor-General.

Who was the last governor-general under the company?

Notes: Lord Canning was the last Governor-General of East India Company and became the first Viceroy of India under Crown rule after the Queen Victoria’s proclamation (also called Magna Carta of India ) in 1858.

Who was appointed as the first governor-general?

In accordance with the provisions of the Regulating Act of 1773, Warren Hastings became the first governor-general.

Who among the following was not a governor-general of India?


Who was the first woman governor of an Indian state?


S. No. Name State
11 V. S. Ramadevi Karnataka
12 Pratibha Patil Rajasthan
13 Prabha Rau Himachal Pradesh

Who was second Viceroy of India?

Viceroys in India from 1858 to 1947

Viceroy Tenure
Lord Minto II 1905 – 1910
Lord Hardinge II 1910 – 1916
Lord Chelmsford 1916 – 1921
Lord Reading 1921 – 1926