A. L. Dias
7th 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 rule. 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