Bombay Presidency was one of the Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was first founded in the 17th century at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company. The Presidency included the territories of modern states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state. Bell served in office till 18 September 1937 and was succeeded by Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, KG, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, DL TD.
Sir Robert Duncan Bell was knighted with Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (KCSI) and Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE).
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