Born: January 15, 1780, Kidderpore, West Bengal, India.
Died: July 9, 1838, Dapooree (now Dapodi), Maharashtra, India.
Buried: St. Mary’s Church, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra, India.
Grant’s father was Charles Grant, Member of Parliament for Inverness, and East India Company director. His family moved from India to England when Robert was six years old. He attended Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA 1801, MA 1804), and became a lawyer in 1807. In 1826, he became a member of Parliament for Inverness. He became Privy Councilor in 1831, Judge Advocate General in 1832, and was knighted in 1834. He then returned to India to be Governor of Bombay in 1834. His work appeared in the Christian Observer (1806-15), Elliott’s Psalms and Hymns (1835), and Sacred Poems, published posthumously by his brother in 1839, and reprinted in 1844 and 1868. His other works include:
A Sketch of the History of the East India Company, 1813
The Expediency Maintained of Continuing the System by Which the Trade and Government of India Are Now Regulated
Source: The Cyber Hymnal