Diwans of Mysore


The Diwans of Mysore were an integral part of the administration of Mysore from 1881 to 1946. The post of Diwan was created long back during the Mughal regime and it was later adopted by many of the vassal and feudatory states. Many of the Princely States, both Hindus and Muslims, like Hyderabad, Mysore, Kochi, Baroda, Travancore adopted this post.

Most of the Diwans of Mysore were very enterprising and were involved in major initiatives regarding several industrial and educational undertakings. Major industrial enterprises of Mysore like Hydroelectric Power Plants and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had major involvements of the Diwans of Mysore. The Diwans of Mysore who held the title from 1881 to 1946 are:

  • C. Rangacharlu,1881-82
  • K. Seshadri Iyer, 1883-1901
  • T.R.V. Thambuchetty, 1901
  • P.N. Krishnamurthy, 1901-06
  • V.P. Madhava Rao, 1906-09
  • T. Ananda Rao,1909-1912
  • M. Visvesvaraya, 1912-19
  • M. Kantha Raje Urs, 1919-22
  • Sir Albion Banerjee, 1922-26
  • Sir Mirza Ismail,1926-41
  • Sir M.N. Krishna Rao, acting Diwan.
  • N. Madhava Rao, 1941-46
  • Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar,1946-47


Last Updated on 9/14/2011



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