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Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins GCIE, KCSI, popularly known as Evan Jenkins, was the last Governor of Punjab
in undivided India under the rule of the British Empire. He was one of the foremost British colonial administrators of British India. Jenkins was born on 2 February 1896 in a middle class British family. He successfully completed his education from Eton College, located near Windsor in England. Later Evan Meredith Jenkins joined the Indian Civil Service in the year 1920.
Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins GCIE, KCSI was a career administrator and was also appointed as the Chief Commissioner of Delhi in the year 1937. Later he became the Secretary of the Department for Supply in 1940 and served the position until 1943. Evan Jenkins also acted as the Private Secretary to the Viceroy and Private Secretary to the Governor from the year 1943 to 1946. Eventually Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins was appointed as the Governor of the Punjab in British India in the year 1946. He served in office from 8 April 1946 to 15th August 1947, when the nation achieved independence from the rule of the British Empire in India
Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins was knighted with the Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
(KCIE) and the Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India
(KCSI) in the year 1945. Later in 1947 Jenkins was knighted with the Knight Grand Commander of The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE). Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins GCIE, KCSI died in the year 1985.
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