Mountbatten remained in New Delhi for 10 months, serving as the first governor-general of an independent India until June 1948.
Did Mountbatten stay in India after partition?
The following day, 15 August 1947, India, now Dominion of India, became an independent country, with official ceremonies taking place in New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru assuming the office of prime minister, and with Viceroy Mountbatten staying on as the country’s first Governor General.
Why was Mountbatten sent to India?
2) Lord Mountbatten was sent to India in order to execute the transfer of power from the British crown to the Indians. The immediate task entrusted to him was to restore peace among the two warring factions – the Congress and the League – both in his executive council and the country at large.
When did Lord Mountbatten retire?
After India he returned to the navy and became Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. He served his final naval posting as First Sea Lord, from 1955 to 1959 and retired as a full Admiral.
Who gave up India?
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
|Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable The Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO ADC PC FRS|
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Resting place||Romsey Abbey|
|Spouse(s)||Edwina Ashley ( m. 1922; died 1960)|
Who opposed the partition of India?
The Hindu, Christian, Anglo-Indian, Parsi and Sikh communities were largely opposed to the partition of India (and its underlying two-nation theory), as were many Muslims (these were represented by the All India Azad Muslim Conference).
How long did Lord Mountbatten live?
Lord Mountbatten was killed aged 79 in an explosion on his boat on 27 August 1979. He had been visiting his holiday home of Classiebawn Castle in County Sligo, Ireland, just 12 miles from the border with Northern Ireland.
Who is the current Countess Mountbatten?
Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma
|The Right Honourable The Countess Mountbatten of Burma|
|Spouse(s)||Norton Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma ( m. 1979)|
|Children||Nicholas Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne Lady Alexandra Hooper The Hon. Leonora Knatchbull|