Reign-1891 – 1894
Predecessor-Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar
Successor-Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV
Consort-Lakshmivilasa Sannidhana Sri Pratapa Kumari Ammani
Offspring-Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV,Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Jayalakshmi Ammani, Krishnaraja Ammani, Chaluvaja Ammani
Father-Sardar Chikka Krishnaraj Urs
Mother-Rajkumari Sri Puta Ammani
Chamaraja Wadiyar was the 23rd Maharaja of Mysore. Although his reign proved to be a brief one, he left an indelible mark on the Kingdom of Mysore and thereby on the present day Indian state of Karnataka.
He instituted the Representative Assembly of Mysore state in 1881. This was the first modern, democratic legislative institution of its kind in princely India. He sponsored the famous journey of Swami Vivekananda to Chicago in 1893. He gave primacy to women’s education and founded the Kannada Bashojjivini School. He gave a fillip to the industrialisation of the Kingdom of Mysore by instituting several industrial schools and conducting the annual Dasara Industrial Exhibition. He facilitated the founding of Agricultural Banks to help finance farmers and initiated Life Insurance for government employees.