Who was the first Governor General of Independent India?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : July 27th, 2022

The first Governor General of Independent India was Mountbatten. He was appointed by George VI. He served as the first Governor General of Independent India from 15 August 1947 to 21 June 1948. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India at that time.

Answer: Mountbatten was the first Governor General of Independent India.

He was an administrator, a British military officer, and a relative of the British royal family. After the second world war, he was made viceroy of British India, and then first governor-general of the Dominion of India. He was the last British person to hold either of these positions.

More about Mountbatten

The details of Mountbatten's career and life have been elaborated below:

  • He was born on 13 July 1959 and died on 15 July 1965.

  • Mountbatten joined Royal Navy during the First World War.

  • He was appointed Viceroy of India and oversaw the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947.

  • After that, he became the first Governor-General of independent India.

  • Mountbatten was appointed as commander-in-chief of the British Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in 1952.

  • He was assassinated by a bomb planted aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland, by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

Summary:

Who was the first Governor General of Independent India?

Mountbatten was the first Governor General of Independent India.

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