Among the following Englishmen, who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?

Options :
  1. Robert Clive
  2. William Bentinck
  3. Wellesley
  4. Warren Hastings
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 4


Though, there is a dispute with Warren Hastings & Robert Clive about the first Viceroy & Governor-General of Bengal, because Robert Clive made many social reforms in Bengal & built tall monuments & gates in Bengal. He became famous in Bengal for trade also which led to the confusion but testimonials & other justified evidence, it was proved that Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Bengal. Another reason is- The Englishmen were known as Viceroy & later known as Governor-General so it led to the confusion in Bengal.

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