|Viceroy and Governor-General of India|
|First holder||Warren Hastings|
|Final holder||Lord Mountbatten (February 1947 – August 1947 as Viceroy of India) Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (1948–1950 as Governor-general of Dominion of India)|
|Abolished||26 January 1950|
|Succession||President of India|
Who was the first and last Governor General of India?
Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma became governor-general and oversaw the transition of British India to independence. Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972) became the only Indian and last governor-general after independence.
Who was the 2nd viceroy of India?
Viceroys in India from 1858 to 1947
|Lord Minto II||1905 – 1910|
|Lord Hardinge II||1910 – 1916|
|Lord Chelmsford||1916 – 1921|
|Lord Reading||1921 – 1926|
Who was the best Viceroy of India?
Top 15 British Viceroys of India
- Viceroy # 1. Lord Canning as First Viceroy, (1858-62):
- Viceroy # 2. Lord Elgin (1862-63):
- Viceroy # 3. Sir John Lawrence, (1864-69):
- Viceroy # 4. Lord Mayo, (1869-72):
- Viceroy # 5. Lord Northbrook, (1872-76):
- Viceroy # 6. Lord Lytton, (1876-80):
- Viceroy # 7. …
- Viceroy # 8.
Who is called Governor-General?
The Governor-General of India was selected by the court of directors of East India company. The post was created by the Government of India, 1858 after the Revolt of 1857. It converted the post of Governor-General of India to Viceroy of India who was the representative of the British crown.