Question: Who was the last governor of India in 1857?

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning, also called (1837–59) Viscount Canning of Kilbrahan, (born December 14, 1812, London, England—died June 17, 1862, London), statesman and governor-general of India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

Who was the last governor of British 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)

Who was the last governor 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 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 Viceroy before Mountbatten?

Viceroys in India from 1858 to 1947

Viceroy Tenure
Lord Willingdon 1931 – 1936
Lord Linlithgow 1936 – 1944
Lord Wavell 1944 – 1947
Lord Mountbatten 1947-48
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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.

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

Who is the governor general of India 2021?

State-wise Present Governors in India 2021

States Governors of India
Jharkhand Shri Ramesh Bais
Karnataka Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot
Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan
Madhya Pradesh Shri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

Which Viceroy has longest tenure in India?

Notes: Lord Linlithgow served as the viceroy of India from 1936 to 1943. His seven years tenure made him the longest-serving Viceroy of India.

Who was the 1st Governor of Bengal?

C. Rajagopalachari was appointed as the first Governor of West Bengal. When the constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950, the office of Governor of West Bengal become a ceremonial position.

Contradictory India