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The Wodeyar Dynasty

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1799 - 1868 H.H. Sriman Rajadhiraja Raja Paramesvara Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Birud-antembara-ganda Maharaja Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar III Bahadur [Mummadi Krishnaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (24.5.1867). b. at Arikuthara (now Chamarajanagar), 1794, as Nandarajbida Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, only surviving son of H.H. Sriman Maharajadhiraja Raja Paramaswara Raja Martanda Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Maharaja Sri Mummuadi Chamaraja Wodeyar IX Bahadur [Khasa-Chamaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, by his third wife, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Cheluvamba Devi Ammanni Avaru, a lady from Arapur, educ. privately. Adopted by the senior wife of his father, Maharani Sri Kempa Nanjamba Devi (and thus frequently presumed to be her own son). Proclaimed at Mysore on the defeat of Tipu Sultan, 25th June 1799. Installed on the gadi, at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 30th June 1799 (being led to it by the Duke of Wellington on his right). Reigned under the Regency of his adopted grandmother, and later Dewan Purnaiya, of Yelandur, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 23rd December 1811. Forced to transfer the administration of the state to Commissioners, 19th October 1831. Author of “Sri Tattvanidhi” a monumental scholarly work which chronicles traditional Indian architecture, art, astrology, games music, iconography, pastimes and rituals. m. (first) at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 8th May 1801, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Sita Lakshmi Djavajamba Devi Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Sardar Gopalraj Urs, of Bettadakote, by his wife, a daughter of Lingaraj, of the Kottagala family, and his wife, Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Cham Ammanni Avaru, daughter of H.H. The Maharani Regent Sri Lakshmi Ammanni Devi Avaru. m. (second) at the Royal Palace, Mysore, before 19th July 1805, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Lakshmi Vilasa Sannidhana Sita Honna Devamba Devi Ammanni Avaru (b. ca. 1794), daughter of Sardar Devaraj Urs, of Bagli. m. (third) *H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Rama Vilasa Sannidhana Cheluvamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Cheluvajammanni], daughter of Gopalaraj Urs, of Bettadakote. m. (fourth) H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Krishna Vilasa Sannidhana Lingajamamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Lingajammani] (d. at Mysore Palace, before 1868), a relative ofAliya Lingaraj Urs. m. (fifth) 1806, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Sita Vilasa Sannidhana Dyavajamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Devajammanni], CI (1.1.1878) (b. 1804; d. at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 27th March 1893), daughter of Sardar Virraj Urs, of Turuvekere. m. (a) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Lakshamba Devi. m. (b) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Putta Gowramba Devi. m. (c) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Chandrashala Sannidhana Mallikamba Devi. m. (d) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Madana Vilasa Sannidhana Mudu Lingamamba Devi, a relative of Aliya Devaraj Urs. m. (e) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Lakshmi Vilasa Sannidhana Putta Rangamba Devi, a Brahmin lady. m. (f) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Guru Siddamamba Devi [Gouramma], a relative of Kantappa, of Kottagala. m. (g) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Chandra Vilasa-totti Sannidhana Basavajamba Devi [Kempamma], a relative of Bakshi Dyavanna, of Ramasamudra. m. (h) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Mano Vilasa-totti Sannidhana Mari Devamamba Devi [Mariamma], a relative of Nanjappa, of Turuvekere. m. (i) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri First Kamana-totti Sannidhana Sidda Lingamamba Devi, a relative of Aliya Krishne Urs. m. (j) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Bhadramamba Devi, a relative of Siddappa, of Nanjangud. m. (k) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Mari Nanjamamba Devi. m. (l) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Kempa Nanjamamba Devi. No issue. m. (m) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Deeveeramba Devi. No issue, two adopted sons. m. (n) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Kamana-totti Sannidhana Kulyanamba Devi, from Siddoor. No issue. m. (o) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Sammukada-totti Sannidhana Muddu Krishnaji Ammanni Avaru [Muddukrishnajammanni], a relative of Bhadrappa, Gurikar of the Mysore Treasury. No issue. One of these ladies was a.k.a. Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Amba Vilasa Sannidhana, a relative of Mari Mallappa, Gurikar of Samukhatotti (this lady had a son designated as (Prince?) Chikka-Buddi, whose memorial was dedicated by a certain Samukha Totti Gurikara Mari-malappa). He d. at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 27th March 1868, having had issue, seven sons and eleven daughters, by his morganatic wives (excluded from the succession):
  • 1) A s/o Bokkasa-totti Puttagowramba Devi, who d. young and unnamed. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 2) Sri Senadipati Chamaraja Dharanipala Bahadur [Madana Vilasa Totti Puttuswami]. b. 1815 (s/o Madana Vilasa Mudu Lingamamba), educ. Royal Palace Sch, Mysore. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Kempa Nanjammanni. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Kempa Devajammanni. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Putta Gowramma. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Kempa Lakshmamma. He d. 1836, having had issue, four sons, and one daughter:
    • a) SriSenadipati Nanjaraja Bahadur. b. 1834 (s/o Kempa Nanjammanni). m. (first) Soubhagyavati Kanthammanni Avaru. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Subbammani Avaru. He had issue, four sons and five daughters, including:
      • i) the eldest s/o Kanthammanni, who d. in infancy unnamed.
      • ii) Sri Chamundaraja Bahadur (s/o Kanthammanni).
      • iii) Lieutenant-Colonel Sri Devaparthiva Chamaraj Nanjaraj Bahadur. b. 1853, educ. Senior Officers’ Sch. Cmsnd 3rd Mysore Infantry 1919, transf Mysore Lancers, prom Lieut 1930, prom Capt & sqd cdr 1935, served in WWII 1939-1945, Lt-Col Cdt 11/12/1942. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), 39/45 Star, British War (1945) medals, etc.
      • iv) Sri Kantaraja Namjaraja Bahadur. b. 1854 (s/o Kanthammanni). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
      • v) a fourth s/o Kanthammanni, who d. in infancy unnamed.
      • i) Soubhagyavati Bettadathai (d/o Kanthammanni).
      • ii) an elder d/o Subbammani, who d. in infancy unnamed.
      • iii) a younger d/o Subbammani, who d. in infancy unnamed.
    • b) Sri Devaraj Mahipala Bahadur. b. 1836 (s/o Kempa Nanjammanni). m. (first) Soubhagyavati Kempa Nanjammanni. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Kempa Devajammanni. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Nanjammanni. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Krishnajammanni. He d. aged 32 years, 6 months and 16 days, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) Sri Chamaraja Bahadur. b. 1855 (s/o Kempa Nanjammanni). He d.v.p. young.
      • ii) Sri Nanajaraja Urs (s/o Kempa Devajammanni).
      • iii) Sri Sivaramaraja Bahadur. b. 1859. He d.s.p. having adopted a son:
        • (1) Sri Devaraja Bahadur. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Rannamani. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Nanjamanni. He had issue, two daughters by his first wife, and three sons and one daughter by his second wife:
          • (a) Sri Puttananja Bahadur. b. 1934 (s/oNanjamanni). m. Soubhagyavati Jayamanni. He had issue, one son and three daughters:
            • (i) Sri Devaraja Bahadur.
            • (i) Sundarachamundamanni.
            • (ii) Nagarathanmanni.
            • (iii) Dhakshayini.
          • (b) Sri Shivaram Bahadur. b. 1947 (s/oNanjamanni). m. Soubhagyavati Vijaya Devi. He had issue, three sons:
            • (i) Sri Jayadeva Raja Bahadur.
            • (ii) Sri Venkata Raje Urs.
            • (iii) Sri Nagaraj Bahadur.
          • (c) Sri Nanjaraj Bahadur. b. 1949 (s/oNanjamanni). m. Soubhagyavati Usha Devi. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
            • (i) Sri Mohan Kumar.
            • (i) Lakshmi.
          • (a) Rannamani (d/oRannamani). She d.v.p. young.
          • (b) Soubhagyavati Subba Nanjamanni (d/oRannamani). m. Sri Alliyandiru Nandaraj Mallaraje Urs, son of Sri Mano Vilasa Alliyandiru Urs, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Subba Nanjamanni. She had issue, four sons and four daughters.
          • (c) Soubhagyavati Kempananjamanni [Indira]. b. 1942 (d/oNanjamanni). m. Sri Malavalli Basavaraje Subbaraje Urs, son of Sri Malavalli Basavaraje Urs, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Nanjamanni. She has issue, one son and three daughters.
      • i) a d/o Kempa Nanjammanni. She d. in infancy.
    • c) Sri Chamaraja Bahadur. b. 1835. m. (first) Soubhagyavati ... m. (second) Soubhagyavati Kempa Devajammanni. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Putta Gowramma. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Kempa Lakshamma. He had issue, one son and five daughters:
      • i) Sri Chamaraja Bahadur. b. 1867.
      • ii) Sri Sannidhanada Devaraja Urs (s/o Kempa Lakshamma). He d. young.
      • i) Soubhagyavati Bettadammanni (d/o Kempadevajammanni). She d. in infancy.
    • d) Sri Madana Vilasa Kempa Nanjaraja Urs (s/o Putta Gowramma). m. (first) Soubhagyavati Chamammanni. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Nanjammanni. He had issue, a daughter:
      • i) Soubhagyavati Kempa Nanjammanni (d/o Nanjammanni).Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • e) Sri Sannidhanada Devaraja Urs (s/o Kempa Lakshmamma). He d.v.p. young.
    • a) Soubhagyavati Devajammanni (d/o Kempa Lakshmamma). m. and had issue, one daughter, who died young.
    • b) Soubhagyavati Devajammanni (adopted d/o Chamaraja Bahadur). m. and had issue, three sons, who all died young.
  • 3) Sri Devaraja Bahadur (s/o Madana Vilasa Mudu Lingamamba).
  • 4) Sri Yuvaraja Nanjaraja Mahipala Bahadur [Lakshmi Vilasa Puttuswami], of Chamrajnagar. b. 1818 (s/o Puttarangamba Devi), educ. Royal Palace Sch, Mysore. Granted Chamrajnagar in jagir by his father. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Chaluvajammanni Avaru. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Devaja Ammanni Avaru. m. (third) ... m. (fourth) ... m. (fifth) ... He d. at Mysore, before 1864, aged 25 years, 8 months and 8 days, having had issue, two sons and eight daughters:
    • a) Sri Chamaraja Bahadur. b. 1835 (s/o Chaluvajammanni).
    • b) Sri Yuvaraja Devaparthiva Bahadur. b. at Mysore Palace, 1845 (s/o Chaluvajammanni), educ. privately. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Kempa Devajammanni. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Kempa Nandajammanni (d.s.p.). He had issue, one son by his first wife:
      • i) Sri Bettada Charmaraja Bahadur. b. at Mysore, 1873 (s/o Kempa Devajammanni), educ. privately. He had issue an only daughter:
        • (1) Soubhagyavati Sri Puta Ammanni Avaru.
    • a) Soubhagyavati Kempa Nanjammanni (d/o Chaluvajammanni).
  • 5) Sri Chamaraja Urs (s/o Mari Nanjamamba). He d. young.
  • 6) Sri Chikka Nanjaraja Urs (adopted s/o Deveeramba).
  • 7) Sri Siddaraja Urs (adopted s/o Deveeramba).
  • 1) Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Kempa Chamammanni Avaru [Rama Vilasa Kempa Chamammanni] (d/o Rama Vilasa Cheluvamba Devi).
  • 2) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Devaja Ammanni Avaru Avaru [Madana Vilasa Puttammanni] (d/o Madana Vilasa). m. Sardar Chikka Krishnaraj Urs (d. at Mysore, 4th February 1863), son of Sardar Gopalaraj Urs, of Bettadakote, brother of H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Lakshmi Ammanni Devi Avaru [Maha Mathushri], sometime Maharani Regent of Mysore, and a descendant by adoption of Sardar Katti Gopalaraj Urs, of the Bettadakote family, sometime Killedar of Trichnopoly. She had issue, three sons and a daughter:
    • a) Sri Prince Gopalaraj Urs. Rcvd: KIH silver medal (1877). He had issue, several sons and five daughters, including:
      • i) Colonel Sardar Sri M. Gopalakrishne Urs (eldest son). m. at Sri C. V. Subrahmanyaraj Urs, Bidadi Bakshis residence, Lakshmipuram, Chi. Soubhagyavati Sri Kempumallaja Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Sri M. Nanjaraj Urs, sometime Supt of Police, Mysore State, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Kantha Ammanni Avaru, youngest daughter of Sri Narasaraj Kantharaj Urs, of Kalale. He had issue:
        • (1) ..., who had issue:
          • (a) Professor Sri Swarup Anand Gopal Raj Urs (great grand nephew of Chamarajendra Wadiyar). m. Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Leela Tripurasundari Devi Ammanni Avaru, eldest daughter of Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Gayathri Devi Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Major-General H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCB, GCSI. He had issue:
            • (i) Yaduveer.
      • i) Soubhagyavati Sri Lakshmi Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Sri Rajakumari Lakshmi Ammanni Avaru Urs] (eldest daughter). m. at Mysore Palace, 19th May 1924, Colonel Chi. Sri Rajakumar Chamarajendra Desraj Urs (b. at Mysore Palace, 30th June 1900; d. at Mysore, before 22nd September 1945), only surviving son of Colonel Sri Jagirdar Desaraj Urs, CIE, MVO, sometime Chief Cdt Mysore State Forces, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Krishnaraja Ammanni Avaru [Krishnajammanni Urs], second daughter of H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI. She had issue, two sons and one daughter - see below.
      • ii) Soubhagyavati Sri ... Ammanni Avaru.
      • iii) Soubhagyavati Sri ... Ammanni Avaru.
      • iv) Soubhagyavati Sri ... Ammanni Avaru.
      • v) Soubhagyavati Sri Nirmala Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Sri Nirmala Ammanni Avaru Urs] (fifth daughter). m. at Sri Sanjeevaraj Urs Bungalow, Lakshmipuram, 25th May 1936, Chi. Sri Jamadar Krishne Urs, son of Sri Turuvekere Basavaraj Urs.
    • b) Sri Prince Subramanyaraj Urs. b. at Mysore, 1859,educ. Royal Sch, Lokaranjan Mahal, Mysore.  Rcvd: KIH silver medal (1877). m. at Mysore, 23rd June 1877, Soubhagyavati Sri ... Ammanni Avaru. He d. at Mysore, July 1890.
    • c) Srimad Yuvaraja Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore – see below.
    • a) A daughter. m. before 1877, Sardar Sri Arepur Basappaji Urs (b. 1850), Military Bakshi to the Maharaja 1881, sometime Bakhshi Putta, rcvd: KIH (1877), and Delhi Durbar (1903) silver medals.
  • 3) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Devaja Ammanni Avaru [Devajammanni] (d/o Kempamma).
  • 4) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Deva Ammanni Avaru [Devammanni] (d/o Kempamma).
  • 5) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Kempa Nanja Ammanni Avaru [Chandra Vilasa Dodda Puttammanni] (d/o Chandra Vilasa Basavajamba).
  • 6) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Kempa Devaja Ammanni Avaru [Chandra Vilasa Puttathayammanni] (d/o Chandra Vilasa Basavajamba). m. and had issue, two daughters:
    • a) Soubhagyavati Kempananja Lingajammanni [Dodda Puttammanni].
    • b) Soubhagyavati Virajammanni [Chikka Puttathayammanni]. m. and had adopted two daughters.
      • i) Soubhagyavati Chamammanni (first adopted daughter). m. and had issue, two daughters, who both died in infancy.
      • ii) Soubhagyavati Nanjammanni (second adopted daughter). m. and had issue, a son:
        • (1) Sri Puttalingaraja Urs (eldest?).
  • 7) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Putta Nanja Ammanni Avaru [Mano Vilasa Puttananjammanni] (d/o Mano Vilasa Maridevamamba).
  • 8) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Chikka Putta Ammanni Avaru [Mano Vilasa Puttammanni] (d/o Mano Vilasa Maridevamamba).
  • 9) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Chama Ammanni Avaru [Kamana-totti Chamammanni] (d/o Kamana-totti Bhadramamba).
  • 10) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Devajammanni Avaru (adopted d/o Bokkasa Totti Guru Siddamamba).
  • 11) A d/o Krishna Vilasa Sannidhana m. AliyaLingaraj Urs, of Heggadadevanakote (b. 1822; d. 1874), the well known composer over sixty plays in the Yakshagana style.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1868 - 1894 H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (23.5.1884). b. at Mysore, 22nd February 1863, third and posthumous son of Sardar Chikka Krishna Raj Urs, of the Bettada-Kotte branch of the Royal clan, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Puta Ammani Avaru, daughter of H.H. Sriman Rajadhiraja Raja Paramesvara Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Birud-antembara-ganda Maharaja Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar III Bahadur [Mummadi Krishnaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, educ. Royal Palace Sch, Mysore. Adopted by his grandfather and appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Srimad Yuvaraja Bahadur, 18th June 1865 (recognized by the GOI, 16th April 1867). Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, 27th March 1868. Ascended the gadi, 23rdSeptember 1868. Reigned under the guardianship of his adopted mother until he came of age, 22nd February 1881. Invested with full ruling powers, 25th March 1881. Founded the Gandabherunda Order in 1892. Patron Mysore Race Club 1891-1894. Vice-Patron The National Indian Assoc. Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s Gold Medal (1876), and KIH gold medal (1877). m. at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 26th May 1878, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempananja Ammanni Avaru, CI (3.6.1893) (b. at Mysore, 6th July 1866; d. there, 7th July 1934) educ. privately, Regent for her infant son, 30th December 1894 to 8th August 1902, granted a personal salute of 19-guns for life, a descendant in the female line from H.H. Maharaja Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar II Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, and daughter of Sardar Narasaraj Kantharaj Urs, of Kalale, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Kempananja Ammanni Avaru, second daughter of Sri Kapadi Veeraraj Urs, Swami or Malvalli Matt. He d. suddenly form diphtheria, in Calcutta, 28th December 1894, having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
  • 1) Srimad Yuvaraja Sri Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore - see below.
  • 2) H.H. Srimad Yuvaraja Sri Sir Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur, GCIE (1.1.1915, KCIE 12.12.1911).b. at Mysore Palace, 5th June 1888, educ. Royal Sch, Lokaranjan Mahal, Mysore, and Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Military Sec to the Maharaja 1911-1914, Extraordinary MEC in charge of Military, Police, Medical, Prisons, and Sanitary Depts 1914-1920. Granted the personal style of His Highness, 1st January 1918. Pro-Chancellor Univ of Mysore 1916-1939. Chief Scout of Mysore State 1917-1940. Chair World Fellowship of Faiths (London) 1939. Presdt BMS Memorial Fndn (Bangalore), Kannada Sahitya Parishat, and The World Fellowship of Faiths 1939-1940. Vice-Patron National Indian Assoc in Aid of Social Progress & Education in India, Sri Kanthirava Narasimharaja Sports Club 1933-1940, Ursu Gymkhana Club. Mbr Cosmopolitan Club, Bangalore Club, etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver (1903 & 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals.m. at Mysore Palace, 17th June 1910, H.H. Soubhagyavati Yuvarani Sri Kempu Cheluvajammanni Avaru, Chief Guide of Mysore State 1917-1940, fourth daughter of The Hon Sardar Dalavai Devaraj Urs, sometime Counsellor of State and Insp-Gen of Police. He d. at the Anchorage, Mysore Royal Estate, Bombay, 11th March 1940, having had issue one son and three daughters:
    • a) Srimad Yuvaraja Sri Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore see below.
    • a) Soubhagyavati Yuvarajkumari Sri Vijayalakshmi Devi Ammani Avaru [Thakorani Vijayalakshmi Devi Sahiba, Thakorani Sahib of Kotda Sangani]. b. at Chamundi Vihar Palace, Mysore, 28th August 1922, educ. Royal Sch, and the Good Shepherd Convent, Mysore, Trinity Coll of Music, London (Dipl), and Julliard Sch of Music, New York, USA. A talented concert pianist who played solo at the Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Presdt International Music and Art Acad (IMAS) 1974-2005. Fellow Trinity Coll of Music (London), Founder Presdt International Music and Arts Soc (IMAS) (Bangalore) 1974-2005. Patron Mysore Music Assoc (MMA). m. at Mysore Palace, 12th June 1941, Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Pradyumnasinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kotda Sangani (b. 5th December 1920; d. 28th August 1980), only son of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Himatsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kotda Sangani, by his second wife, Thakorani Bai Shri Takhatba Sahiba, daughter of Chudasma Meruji Dosaji, of Devchadi, in Gondal. She d. at a private hospital in Bangalore, 8th December 2005, having had issue, four daughters - see India Non-salute (Kotda Sangani).
    • b) Soubhagyavati Yuvarajkumari Sri Sujayakantha Devi Ammani Avaru [Thakorani Sujayakantha Devi Sahiba [Thakorani Sujaya Devi Sahiba, Thakorani Sahib of Sanand and Koth]. b. at Chamundi Vihar Palace, Mysore, 6th February 1924, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. at Mysore Palace, 25th March 1943, as his first wife, Maharana Shri Rudradattasinhji Jaywantsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Sanand and Koth (b. 18th May 1924; d. 2006), son of Maharana Shri Jaywantsinhji Ranmalsinhji Sahib [Sanand Bapu Maharaj], Thakore Sahib of Sanand and Koth, in Gujarat, by his wife, Thakorani Sri Sardar Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Thakore Shri Jorawarsinhji Madhavsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Chuda. She had issue see India Zamindars (Sanand).
    • c) Soubhagyavati Yuvarajkumari Sri Jayachamunda Ammani Avaru [H.H. Maharani Sri Jaya Kaurji Sahiba, Maharani of Bharatpur]. b. at Chamundi Vihar Palace, Mysore, 30th October 1927, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. at Mysore Palace, 18th June 1941, as his first wife, Colonel H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Brijendra Singh Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur (b. at Moti Mahal, Bharatpur, 1st February 1918; d. 8th July 1995), eldest son of Colonel H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sir Kishen Singh Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba Bibiji Rajendra Kaurji, youngest daughter of H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat, Nishan Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind, Raja Balbir Singh, Bra Bans Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. She d. 1954, having had issue four daughters - see India (Bharatpur).
  • 3) Sri Maharajkumar …araja Wodeyar Bahadur. b. at Mysore Palace, 8th July 1890, but d. there, 6th April 1891.
  • 4) Sri Maharajkumar Devaraja Wodeyar Bahadur. b. at Mysore Palace, 21st July 1892, and d. there 23rd January 1893.
  • 1) Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Jayalakshmi Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Jayalakshmammanni Avaru Urs]. b. at Mysore Palace, 10th March 1881, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. at the Mysore Palace, 19th February 1897, Rajasevadhurina Sardar Sir Mysore Kantharaj Urs, KCIE, CSI (b. at Mysroe, 20th September 1870; d.s.p.m. at Jayalakshmi Vilas, Vijaya Sripura, Mysore, 3rd October 1923), educ. Maharaja’s Coll, Mysore, and Madras Christian Coll, Madras Univ (BA 1894); probationary Assist Cmsnr Mysore State Service 1894; Special Assist Private Sec to the Maharani Regent 1895-1899; Special Assist Cmsnr and Magistrate 2nd class Bangalore 1899; Assist Cmsnr and Magistrate 1st class Mysore 1900-1901; Sub-Divisional Officer Chamarajanagar 1901-1902; Sub-Divisional Officer 1902-1904; oftg Deputy Cmsnr Mysore 1902; 1903 & 1904; on special duty at Ajmer 1904; Deputy Cmsnr 3rd class Mysore 1905; Deputy Cmsnr 2nd class 1907; Chair CITB Mysore 1908-1912; 2nd Mbr State Council, Excise Cmsnr, Insp-Gen of Registration and Ex-officio Registrar of Companies 1913-1916; Presdt Local Self-Govt Cttee 1914;1st Mbr State Council 1916-1918; Dewan of Mysore 1919-1922 (the first non-Brahmin to occupy the post); Chair Urs Sangha 1920; Mbr Bangalore United Services Club 1915-1923, Cosmopolitan Club 1917-1923, rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medals (1903 & 1911), younger brother of her mother, Maharani Sri Vani Vilasa Sannidhana, and son of Sardar Narasaraj Kantharaj Urs, of Kalale, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Kempananja Ammanni Avaru [Hatti Ammanni Avaru], second daughter of Sri Kappadi Veeraraj Urs, Swami of Malvalli Matt. She d. at Jayalakshmi Vilas, Vijaya Sripura, Mysore, 8th December 1924, having had issue, an only daughter:
    • a) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Leelavati Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Leelavatiammanni Avaru Urs]. b. at Mysore, 7th November 1908, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. Presdt All India Women’s Conference (Mysore Branch) 1930-1950. Chair Nilgiri Ladies’ Club. Rcvd: Coron Medal (1937). m. at the Kalyana Mantap, Mysore Palace, 20th June 1926, Sardar Kallahalli Basavaraj Urs (b. 1895; d. from complications after fracturing his hip, aged over 100 years, at Mysore) educ. Maharajah’s Coll and Mysore Univ (BA, MA, LLB), Superintendent Bangalore Public Library, editor of “Speeches of Sirdar M. Kanatharaja Urs - Dewan of Mysore (1919-1922)” (1953), Chief Patron & Presdt Mysore Gymkhana 1936, brother of the famous writer Subramanyaraj Urs “Chaduranga”, and son of Chaturaja Muddaraj Urs, of Kallahalli. She d.s.p.m. at Jayalakshmi Vilas, Mysore, 11th May 1958, having adopted a son and heir:
      • i) Sardar Kantharaj Basavaraj Ramachandraraj Urs [K B Ramachandra Raja Urs] - see below. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 2) Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Krishnaraja Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Krishnajammanni Avaru Urs]. b. at Mysore Palace, 8th June 1883, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. at the Mysore Palace, 20th April 1896, Colonel Jagirdar Desaraj Urs, CIE (12.12.1911), MVO (6.2.1906) (b. 12th November 1862; d. 8th October 1922), educ. Royal Sch, Mysore Palace, and London Mission High Sch, Mysore, Military attaché Mysore Military Dept 20/8/1884, attached as Jamedar 3rd Madras Light Cavalry IA 1885, served in the Burma campaign 1886-1887, prom Subedar 1888, ADC to the Maharaja 1/10/1887-1894, Assist to Military Sec 14/12/1887, Cdt Mysore Imperial Service Lancers 1890-1894, Chief Cdt Mysore State Forces 1897-1916, ADC to the Maharani Regent 6/10/1894-1902, served in the Great War with Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1914-1915 and 15th (Imperial Service) Cavalry Brigade in Palestine 1915-1918 (MID), prom Hon Lieut-Col IA x/8/1917, Secretary Bangalore Turf Club Cttee 1921-1922 (Snr Steward 1920-1922), Mbr Bangalore United Services Club 1918, Cosmopolitan Club 1917, rcvd: India GSM (with Burma clasp 1889), Delhi Durbar medals (1903 & 1911), Prince of Wales’s Visit medal (1906), 1915 Star, British War and Allied Victory (1918) medals, Gandabherunda Order 1st class (4.6.1918), etc, adopted son of Sardar Desi Devaraj Urs, of Bagle, and younger son of Puttu Dejaraj Urs, of Balekere. She d. from consumption, at Bellary, 22nd November 1904, having had issue, an only surviving son and three daughters:
    • a) Colonel Rajakumar Chamarajendra Desraj Urs. b. at Mysore Palace, 30th June 1900, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Mysore State Lancers, attached 2nd the Queen’s Bays, ADC to the Maharaja, GSO 1/12/1927. Capt Bangaloe Golf Club 1940-1945, Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc, Mysore Race Club Management Cttee, Bangalore Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Wellington Gymkhana Club (1943), etc. m. at Mysore Palace, 19th May 1924, Soubhagyavati Sri Rajakumari Lalitha Lakshmi Ammanni Avaru, eldest daughter of Sardar Sri M. Gopalaraj Urs. He d. at Mysore, before 22nd September 1945, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
      • i) Rajakumar Prithviraj Urs. b. at Mysore, 23rd March 1927, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. Soubhagyavati Rajakumarani Shivmala Devi [Mrs. Shivmala Prithviraj Urs], daughter of Meherban Shrimant Chiranjiva Rajashri Dattajirao Narayanrao Ghatge [Bala Sahib], Sarjerao, Desmukh, Chief of Kagal (Junior), under Kolhapur, by his third wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shakutalabai Sahib, a Nepalese lady. He d. at Bangalore, November 1970, having had issue, one son and four daughters:
        • (1) Yogendra Prithviraj Urs. b. 1966. Test pilot with National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Civilian pilot with AeroIndia 2003, now pilot with Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. m. December 1994, Soubhagyavati Sreya Chiravuri (b. 1967). He has issue, two sons:
          • (a) Simhendra Yogendra Urs. b. 13th October 1999.
          • (b) Amartya Desaraj Yogendra Urs. b. 1st August 2002.
        • (1) Mrinalini Devi [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sardarni Mrinalini Devi Ghatge]. b. at Bangalore, educ. St. Hilda’s Sch, Ootacamund. m. Sardar Udaysinh Madhavrao Ghatge, son of Sardar Madhavrao Balvantrao Ghatge, of Akalkot. She had issue.
        • (2) Aarti Devi [Soubhagyavati Aarti Devi Jagdesh]. m. ... Jagdesh.
        • (3) Mayurakshi Devi.
        • (4) Deepika Devi [Soubhagyavati Deepika Devi Reddy]. m. Ramesh Reddy.
      • ii) Colonel Rajakumar Chikka Desaraj Urs [Desiraj Urs]. b. 16th June 1928, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Chinnamamba Devi, eldest daughter of Sri Raja Venkata Mahipati Suryarao Bahadur Guru, KIH, of Pithapuram, in the Godavari district of Madras, by his first wife, Srimathi Rani Indira Devi Sahiba. He d. at Bangalore, 1987, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
        • (1) Ahendra Desraj Urs. b. 1961. Missing for the past 30 years and presumed dead.
        • (1) Aparna Devi [Smt. Aparna Devi Urs], educ. Syracuse Univ (MSc, Dip Spec Educ), New York, USA. Coordinator & Mbr of the Faculty of the Indian Inst of Montessori Studies in Bangalore. Joint Sec Indian Montessori Assoc (IMA). m. Sanjay Jayaram, younger son of Narasimha Gopal Jayaram, of Bangalore, by his wife, Shanti, daughter of B.R. Deendayal. She has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • (2) Ila Devi [Ms Ila Desraj Urs]. Mbr Exec Cttee of Rema Rainbow Valley Residents and Plot Owners Assoc 2004. m. Vikram Rau. She has issue, one son.
      • i) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Gita Devi Desaraj Urs [Mrs S. Gita Devi Novick]. b. at Mysore, 15th March 1930, educ. Long Island Agricultural & Technical Inst, New York, USA. m. John Michael Novick (b. 7th June 1921; d. 27th December 1994, bur. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia), EMIC, USCG, eldest son of Willim Vicenty Novick, of Worcester, Massachusetts, originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, by his wife, Alexandria, nee Shaipak. She d. at Riverdale, Maryland, USA, 15th November 1992 (bur. with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia).
    • a) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Tripurasundari Cheluvaja Ammanni. b. 1896. She d. from consumption, 1910.
    • b) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Kempananja Ammanni. b. 1897. She d. from consumption, 1913.
    • c) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Devaja Ammanni.b. 1898. She d. from consumption, 1913.
  • 3) Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Cheluvaja Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Cheluvajammani Avaru Urs]. b. at Mysore Palace, 1886, educ. Royal Sch, Mysore. m. at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 4th June 1900, Sardar Maharaja Lakshmikantharaj Urs, rcvd: Delhi Durbar (1903), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals, son of Sardar Maharaja Sriraj Urs, and adopted son of Sardar Kappadi Raje Urs (brother of Soubhagyavati Sri Kempananja Ammanni Avaru [Hatti Ammanni Avaru], and son of Sri Kappadi Veeraraj Urs, Swami of Malvalli Matt). She d. at the Cheluvamba Vilas, Mysore, 12th April 1936, having had issue, two daughters:
    • a) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Leiliyathi Ammanni Avaru.
    • b) Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Chennaja Ammanni Avaru [Chi. Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Chennajammani Urs]. b. at Mysore Palace. m. Colonel Sardar Dalavai Madana Gopalraj Urs (d. after 1954), ADC and Military Sec to the Maharaja of Mysore, third son of The Hon Sardar Dalavai Devaraj Urs, sometime Counsellor of State and Insp-Gen of Police.
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1894 - 1940 Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (1.1.1907), GBE (c 4.12.1917). b. at Mysore Palace, 4th June 1884, elder son of H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru, CI, sometime Regent of Mysore, educ. at the Royal Sch, Lokaranjan Mahal, Mysore. Became Heir Apparent at birth with the title of Yuvaraja Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur. Succeeded on the death of his father, 28th December 1894. Ascended the gadi, at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 1st February 1895. He reigned under the Regency of his mother until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, by the Viceroy, the Marquess Curzon of Keddleston in person, at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 8th August 1902. Hon Colonel 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry IA, 24/6/1910-1940. Hon Colonel Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners, RIE, IA 6/3/1936-1940. Chancellor Benares Hindu Univ and Univ of Mysore 1916-1940. Patron The Mythic Soc 1909-1940, Indian Science Congress 1916, Mysore Scouts 1917-1940, Mysore and Bangalore Race Clubs, Bangalore Turf Club, Ursu Gymkhana Club, Cosmopolitan Club 1917-1940, etc. Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 & 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron. (1937) medals, DGBStJ (25.11.1911). He was widely considered as one of the most enlightened, educated and talented rulers in India, whose administration was a model not only to other princely states but also to the provinces of British India. m. at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 6th June 1900, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Lakshmivilas Sannidhana Sri Pratapa Kumaribai Devi Ammani Avaru (b. at Vana, ca. 1889; d. at Bangalore Palace, 1953), youngest daughter of Rana Shri Bane Singhji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Vana, in Kathiawar. He d.s.p. at Bangalore Palace, 3rd August 1940 (succ. by his nephew).
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