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Robert Clive

Robert Clive was born on 25th September, 1725.

He was also known as Clive of India.

Robert Clive came to india in 1744.

He entered service of East India Company as a writer in 1744.

He began his career in Madras on an annual salary of 5 pounds per annum

In July 1755 Clive came to India as deputy Governor of Fort St.David at Caddalore.

He established political and military supremacy of East India company in Bengal.

He laid foundation for the British Empire in India.

During the Second Carnatic War he attacked Arcot. Chanda Saheb was killed. Britsh declared Muhammad Ali as the Nawab of Carnatic.

He was responsible for capture and defence of Arcot in 1751.

He was called as "Hero of Arcot" due to his heroic battle at Arcot.

After the 'Black Hole Tragedy' Robert Clive along with Admiral Watson reached Calcuttal and succeeded in recapturing calcutta.

Robert Clive occupied French settlements in Chandranagore.

He was made the Governor of Bengal twice i.e from 1757-1760 and 1765-1767.

Robert Clive succeeded in the Battle of Plassey that took place on June 23, 1757.

His victory in the battle of Plassey laid foundations of the British rule in India and provided the basis for further expansion into the interiror of the country.

He returned to England in 1760.

Clive came to India as the Governor of Bengal for the second time in 1765.

Robert Clive concluded Treaty of Allahabad in 1765 with the Mughal Emperor and Nawab of Oudh and introduced Dual Government in Bengal.

Clive left India for the last time in February 1767.

He was died on 22nd November, 1774.

Clive was the real founder of a regular postal system in British India.

He demanded all the servants of the company not to accept presents.

He was in favour of raising the salaries of the servants of the company but failed.

Clive setup a fund known as Lord Clive`s Fund to help the servants of the company.