Bargir Bakshi Balaji Rao
|2nd Diwan of Mysore Kingdom|
April 1811 – January 1812
|Monarch||Krishnaraja Wadiyar III|
|Succeeded by||Savar Bakshi Rama Rao|
Bargir Bakshi Balaji Rao was the 2nd Diwan of Mysore. He governed from April 1811 - January 1812. Bargir Bakshi Balaji Rao was the immediate successor of Purnaiya. Balaji Rao was succeeded by Savar Bakshi Rama Rao in February 1812. Before being appointed as the Diwan, Bakshi Balaji Rao served as Karnik under Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan at Devanahalli and Madhugiri and later was promoted as Bhakshi. He was also the shanubhog of Kysapura, Doddaganagavadi, Ibbalikehalli, Chowdaeshwarei Halli, Yerehalli, Arehalli, etc the surrounding villages of closepet. Later he became the Prime Minister of Mysore Kingdom.
- Kadati Reddera Basavaraja (1984). History and Culture of Karnataka: Early Times to Unification. Chalukya Publications. p. 306.
- Tipu Sultan: The Tiger of Mysore. Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Karnataka. 2010. p. 375.