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The Governor-General of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, commonly shortened toViceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Pakistani and Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian monarch and head of state. The office was created in 1773, with the title of Governor-Generalof the Presidency of Fort William. The officer had direct control only over Fort William, but supervised other British East India Company officials in India. Complete authority over all of British India was granted in 1833, and the official became known as theGovernor-General of India.
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