Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar

Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar

Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar

Reign-1891 – 1894

Born-1863

Birthplace-Mysore

Died-1894,Calcutta

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

Royal House-Wodeyar

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.

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