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Hockey’s Jadoogar – Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand popularly known as hockey's jadoogar. Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August, 1905 at Allahabad. His father was in the British Indian...
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Governor Generals and Viceroys of India

Lord William Bentick (1828-35)

Reforms: Lord William Bentick is remembered in India even today for his reformative measures. He abolished the practice of Sati in 1829 and suppressed Thugee. English was introduced as the medium of higher education at the instance of Thomas Babington Macaulay, a member of Governor-General’s council. Indians were appointed in higher services.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy: He was a religious and social reformer and founder of Brahmo Samaj. He helped William Bentick in abolishing Sati and in introducing many other reforms.

Lord Metcalfe (1835-36 A.D.) : He succeeded Lord William Bentick for a short time.