Purniah Narsinga Rao Krishnamurti
|16th Diwan of the Mysore kingdom|
|Monarch||Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV|
|Preceded by||T. R. A. Thumboo Chetty|
|Succeeded by||V. P. Madhava Rao|
|Born||12 August 1849|
|Died||1911 (aged 61–62)|
|Profession||lawyer, civil servant|
Early life and education
Krishnamurti was born on 12 August 1849 in the Mysore kingdom and was educated at Bangalore. He graduated in law from the University of Madras and joined the Mysore service as Assistant Superintendent in 1870. After the restoration of the throne to the Wodeyar dynasty, Krishnamurti served as a judge of the Chief Court before being appointed Diwan in 1901. On 3 August 1905, whilst he was Dewan, electric lighting was introduced in Bangalore (the first city in India to get electric street lighting). He was also the Fifth Jagirdar of Yelandur Yelandur estate. He had two children, one of whom - a daughter Padmamma - survived to adulthood.
Awards and Honours
- In 1897, Krishnamurti was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire.
- In 1903,he was honoured with Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.
Great Grandchildren: Vatsala Rao, Sadanand Baily, Vimala Srinivas, Sona Rao, Venkat Rao, Parimala Rao, Surekha Raghavendran, Chandrika Pradeep; Great Great Grandchildren: Manjunath, Ananth Dodabalapur, Supriya Baily, Sudarshan Baily, Anita Kashyap, Anjali Bettadapur, Pramod Venkat Rao, Pramita, Prassana Venkat Rao, CR Arvind, Dhatri Pradeep
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The leader of the Hebbar Iyengars, Krishnaiengar, had also died and instead they supported P. N. Krishnamurthi, the grandson of the great Purnaiya.
- Mysore Gazetteer. p. 3144.