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sneha jha Grade: Upto college level

Who was the first Indian Governor-General of India?

9 years ago

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Vijay Luxmi Askiitiansexpert
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Chakeravarthi Rajagopalachari was the first Indian governor general of independent India.

Dr. Rajagopalachari remained India's Governor-General until the Constitution was approved and came into existence on 26 January 1950.

Once the constitution came into being, the post of Governor-General was done away with and replaced by the President.

Thus, Dr. Rajagopalachari was the only Governor-General of Indian origin ever, though Lord Mountbatten has the distinction of being the first Governor-General of independent India.
9 years ago
Vijay Luxmi Askiitiansexpert
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Before Independence, Warren Hastings was the first Governor General of India. He occupied this position from 1773 to 1784.

Hastings was born at Churchill, Oxfordshire. He joined the British East India Company in 1750 as a clerk. In 1757, Warren Hastings became the British Resident of Murshidabad and in 1761 he was appointed to the Calcutta council. Warren Hastings went back to England in 1764. He returned to India in 1769 as a member of the Madras council and was made Governor of Bengal in 1772. In 1773, Hastings was appointed the first Governor-General of India.

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