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Who was the first Governor General of India?

A. Warren Hastings

B. William Bentick

C. Lord Delhousie

D. Lord Canning

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Warren Hastings (6 December 1732 – 22 August 1818), an English statesman, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785. The first governor-general in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings, the first official governor-general of British India was Lord William Bentinck, and the first governor-general of the Dominion of India was Lord Mountbatten.

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Comments ( 15 )

  1. ZHR KAS
    ZHR KAS :
    2 years ago

    Lord William bentick was the .....first governor general of India while Warren Hasting was the first governor general of Bengal ...

    So answer is no doubt (B)

  2. Tanveer Dar
    Tanveer Dar :
    2 years ago

    Warren Hasting is the first general of Bengal

  3. Sumit Suman
    Sumit Suman :
    2 years ago

    William bentic is right answer

  4. Sulagna Bhattacharya
    Sulagna Bhattacharya :
    3 years ago

    Charter Act of 1833 This Act was the final step towards centralisation in British India. The features of this Act were as follows: 1. It made the Governor-General of Bengal as the GovernorGeneral of India and vested in him all civil and military powers. Thus, the act created, for the first time, Government of India having authority over the entire territorial area possessed by the British in India. Lord William Bentick was the first Governor-General of India.


    Source: Laxmikant

  5. Faltu Mail
    Faltu Mail :
    3 years ago

    Lord William Bentinck is the right answer.
    But why the team is not updating the question with right answer?

  6. Rishabh Srivastava
    Rishabh Srivastava :
    3 years ago

    B ho ga

  7. Prasanna Basu
    Prasanna Basu :
    3 years ago

    First governor General of Bengal was Hastings,
    First governor General of India was Bentinck
    First Viceroy of India was Canning

  8. SM D
    SM D :
    3 years ago

    Willium bentinc

  9. MK Creation
    MK Creation :
    3 years ago

    First governor general of india is lord william bentick

  10. Padmanav Meher
    Padmanav Meher :
    3 years ago

    Lord William Bentinck - Right Ansewr

  11. Bency Benjamin
    Bency Benjamin :
    3 years ago

    Wrong, Warran Hasting was first Governor General of Bengal. After Charter act 1833, the governor general position was re designated as Governor General of India and William bentick became the first Governor General of India

  12. Bency Benjamin
    Bency Benjamin :
    3 years ago

    Wrong, Warran Hasting was first Governor General of Bengal. After Charter act 1833, the governor general position was re designated as Governor General of India and William bentick became the first Governor General of India

  13. SSA Alalli
    SSA Alalli :
    3 years ago

    Lord William Bentic is the correct answer

  14. Sourav Halder
    Sourav Halder :
    3 years ago

    Wrong answer....correct ans is L.W.Bentinck

  15. Vikas Pakhretia
    Vikas Pakhretia :
    4 years ago

    Lord william Bentinck was the first governor general of india

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