Quick Answer: Who was the Governor General of India during the partition 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 governor general at the time of partition of India?

Partition of Bengal, (1905), division of Bengal carried out by the British viceroy in India, Lord Curzon, despite strong Indian nationalist opposition.

Who was the Governor General of India from 1848 1856?

List of governors-general

Name (Birth–Death) Term of office
Henry Hardinge (1785–1856) 23 July 1844 12 January 1848
The Earl of Dalhousie (1812–1860) 12 January 1848 28 February 1856
The Viscount Canning (1812–1862) 28 February 1856 31 October 1858
Governors-General and Viceroys of India, 1858–1947

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.

What is difference between Governor and Governor General?

The post of Governor-General of India and Viceroy was preceded by Governor of Bengal. When the East India Company came to India, it controlled Bengal through the post of Governor of Bengal.

Difference between Viceroy and Governor-General.

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Aspect Governor-General of India Viceroy of India
Duration of Post 1833-1858 1858-1948

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 the governor general of India 2020?

Governors

State Governor
Karnataka Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot
Kerala Shri Arif Mohammed Khan
Madhya Pradesh Shri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
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