Anthony Lancelot Dias

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A. L. Dias
8th Governor of West Bengal
In office
21 August 1971 – 6 November 1979
Preceded byShanti Swaroop Dhavan
Succeeded byTribhuvana Narayana Singh
Personal details
Anthony Lancelot Dias

14 March 1912
Died22 September 2002(2002-09-22) (aged 90)
OccupationICS Officer

Anthony Lancelot Dias, also known as A. L. Dias (14 March 1912 – 22 September 2002),[1] was an Indian Civil Service officer of Goan Origin born in Mumbai who was in the Maharashtra cadre. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1970 for his management of a drought in Bihar.He also played a role in the liberation of Goa from the Portuguese oppressors . He was the Chief commissioner or Lieutenant governor of Tripura from 1969 to 1971. He was the Governor of West Bengal from 1971 to 1977.[2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Anthony Lancelot Dias' obituary
  2. ^ Ex-Bengal Governor Dias
  3. ^ A L Dias:Times of India
  4. ^ "Raj Bhavan Kolkata". Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ RajBhanavn Dias[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ West Bengal Governors