Frequent question: Who is the first and last governor of India?

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

Viceroy Tenure
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. …
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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.

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