Who was the First British Governor of India

(A) Robert Clive
(B) Warren Hastings
(C) Lord William Bentinck
(D) Louis Mountbatten

Correct Answer : Warren Hastings
Explanation : Warren Hastings was the first British Governor General of India. He took office on 20 October 1773. He was Director of the so called company which actually wanted to take control over all of Indian Princely States. He was in fact the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William, the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal during company rule. He became actually Governor-General from 1772 to 1785. During this time there was no British India. It was a Union of all Princely States. Technically Warren Hastings was just the Head of Supreme Council of Bengal and not of all states.
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