The last ruler of India was Emperor George VI, who reigned from 1 May 1876 until 22 June 1948. He was the last monarch of India and Pakistan, and was appointed by hereditary succession.
George VI was born in 1895 in the United Kingdom and was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1910, he was created Duke of York and in 1920, he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
In 1936, George VI succeeded his brother, Edward VIII, as King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. As King of India, he was known as Emperor of India. He was the last monarch of India and Pakistan, and was appointed by hereditary succession.
During his reign, George VI faced many challenges, including the Second World War and the Partition of India in 1947. He was a strong supporter of the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress. He also supported the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Army.
In 1948, India became a sovereign nation and George VI was no longer the ruler of India. He continued to reign as monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth until his death in 1952.
George VI was a popular and respected monarch who was admired for his courage and dedication to duty. He was a symbol of unity and strength during a time of great change and upheaval in India. He will always be remembered as the last ruler of India.