BOBBILI

 

BOBBILI (Zamindari)

 

 

AREA: 588 km2 (1901) REVENUE: 49,000Rs ACCESSION:
STATE: 
Vizagapatam
Distt.
DYNASTY:  RELIGION:  Hindu
VILLAGES: 202 (1893) POPULATION:  17,387 (1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja Sri Rao
Venkata GOPAL KRISHNA Ranga Rao Ravu Bahadur
, present Raja of
Bobbili since
1978 (The Palace, Bobbili –
535558,
Vizianagram Dist., India)

 

 

married Rani Sri Mangatayaru, and has issue, two sons.

  • Raja Sri Rao Venkata Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao Ravu Bahadur,
    B.A. (Corp.), born 14th September 1969, M.L.A. (Andhra Pradesh)
    2004/2009;
    interests and pastimes are cricket and sport and spending time with the
    family; married Sri Rani Venkata Anupama Rangarao, and has issue, one
    daughter and one son.
  • Raja Venkata S. Kumara Krishna Ranga Rao (Babu Nayana),
    elected to the post of Chairperson in Bobbili municipality.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Nirvana
Rayappa, 15th Raja of Venkatagiri, was granted the estate of
Rajam
in 1652, which was later renamed Bobbili, leaving his son to rule there
as the 1st Raja of Bobbili. Estate holders were…

    1. Raja LINGAPPA Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      ,
      1st Raja of Bobbili, he was granted the
      additional title of Ranga Row by the Moghul Emperor,
      constructed
      a fort and town, originally called Pedda puli,

 

    1. 2nd Raja of Bobbili

 

    1. Raja VENGAL Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      , 3rd Raja of Bobbili

 

    1. Raja RANGAPATI Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      , 4th Raja of Bobbili

 

    1. Raja RAYADAPPA Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      , 5th Raja of Bobbili

 

    1. Raja GOPALKRISHNA Ranga
      Rao Bahadur
      Garu
      , 6th Raja of Bobbili -/1757, married Rani Mallamma Devi,
      died January 1757, and
      had
      issue. He died January 1757.

      • Raja Chinna Ranga Rao Bahadur Garu (qv)

 

    1. Raja CHINNA Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      , 7th Raja of Bobbili 1757/-, he adopted one
      of the sons of Rao Venkata Surya Rao Garu of Pithapuram, who succeded as Raja
      Swetha Chalapati Ranga Rao Bahadur Garu (qv)

 

    1. Raja SWETHA CHALAPATI
      Ranga
      Rao Bahadur Garu
      , 8th Raja of Bobbili -/1862, he was adopted
      from Pithapuram, died sp
      on 18th August 1862.

 

    1. Raja SITARAMA Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu
      , 9th Raja of Bobbili
      1862/1867,
      founded the Anglo-Vernacular School at Bobbili in 1864, married Rani
      Lakshmi
      Chellayamma Garu (qv). He died in 1867 aged 23.

 

    1. Rani Lakshmi Chellayamma
      Garu
      , 10th Rani of Bobbili 1867/1887, she adopted Kumar
      Venkata Ranga Rao, the third son of Raja Velugoti Sri Raja Sarvagnya
      Kumarayachendra Naidu Bahadur Garu, Raja of Venkatagiri, as her successor in
      1872; she was granted the title
      of Rani as a
      personal distinction in February 1876; married Raja Sitarama Ranga Rao
      Bahadur Garu (see above), and had adoptive issue.
      She died sp
      on 7th May 1887.

 

    1. The Honourable Maharaja
      Sri Sir
      VENKATA SWETA CHALAPATI
      Ranga Rao Bahadur Garu
      G.C.I.E., 11th Raja of Bobbili 1887/1926,
      born 8th September 1862 at
      Venkatagiri (#2), third son of
      Raja Velugoti Sri Raja Sarvagnya Kumara Yachendra Naidu
      Bahadur Garu of Venkatagiri,
      educated by English and Indian tutors in history, economy and Sanskrit;
      installed on the gaddi on 30th November 1881; Member of the
      Legislative Council 1898/-; he constructed the Raj Mahal palace
      in Bobbili in 1888; during his reign he brought about a number of
      reforms, he raised the Middle School of Bobbili to a high school and
      also
      established schools for the poor and for the physically and mentally
      handicapped; he toured Europe in 1893, with his
      youngest brother, Venugopala Ranga Rao, and was granted audiences with
      the Duke of York, the Prince of
      Wales and HM Queen Victoria, in whose honour, he constructed the
      Victoria Town Hall (1894) in Bobbili; G.C.I.E.
      [cr.1911],
      K.C.I.E. [cr.1895], title of Raja recognized as hereditary in 1888,
      Maharaja
      [cr.1899]; married 1stly in
      1878,
      Rani (name unknown), died 1880, married 2ndly, 1881, Rani (name
      unknown
      ), sister of the first wife,
      died
      in childbirth 1883, married 3rdly, 1888, Rani (name unknown),
      and had issue. He died 1926 (or 1921).

      • Sri Raja Venkata Kumara Krishna Ranga Rao Bahadur
        Garu
        (by 1st wife), born 1880, married April 1898, Rani Laxmi Venkayamma,
        and had issue. He
        died September 1920.

        • Sri Victoria Venkata Ramanamma, born
          22nd October
          1899.
        • Raja Sir Sri Varu Ramakrishna Swetha Chalapati Ranga
          Rao Bahadur (qv)
      • Rajkumar (name unknown) (by 2nd wife), born
        1883, died
        1887.
      • Sri Raja Rao Sri Rama Krishna Ranga Rao
        Bahadur (by 3rd wife),
        Zamindar of Kirlampudi, born 29th August 1892, married and had issue.
        He died after 1938.

        • [?Sri Raja Rao
          Rangamannar Krishna Ranga Rao, Zamindar of Kirlampudi?
          fl.1992]

 

    1. Raja Sir Sri RAMAKRISHNA
      SWETHA CHALAPATI Ranga
      Rao Bahadur Garu
      , 12th Raja of Bobbili 1926/1978, born 20th
      February 1901 in Bobbili, Madras
      Presidency,
      K.C.I.E., privately educated by English and Indian tutors, Member of
      Council of State 1925/1927, Member of Madras Legislative Council 1930;
      served as Chancellor
      of Andhra University in 1931, he attended the second Round Table
      Conference
      held in London in 1931 as a representative of the Indian landholders;
      President of the South Indian Liberal Federation 1932/1938,
      5th and 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Naidu (Madras) [5.11.1932] –
      [4.4.1936] and
      [24.8.1936] – [1.4.1937]; Member of the Constituent Assembly of India
      1946/1951; M.L.A. (Andhra Pradesh) for Bobbili 1967/1972; his interests
      were horse racing (winning a
      number of cups) and polo; he married 1921, Rani Laxmi
      Subhadrayamma
      of the Tellaprole Zamindari family (#1),
      and had issue.
      He died 10th March 1978 in Bobbili, Madras.

      • Raja Sri Rao Venkata Gopal Krishna Ranga Rao Ravu Bahadur
        (qv)

 

  1. Raja Sri Rao Venkata GOPAL
    KRISHNA Ranga Rao Ravu Bahadur
    , 13th Raja of Bobbili
    (see
    above)

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