PITHAPURAM

 

PITHAPURAM (Zamindari)

 

 

AREA: 1,036 km2 REVENUE: 100,000Rs ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Madras (Godavari Dist.) DYNASTY: Mahipathi RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 168 POPULATION: 280,317 (1901)

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja Sri Raja Rao
VENKATA
MAHIPATI SURYARAO Bahadur
, Raja of Pithapuram

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A
permanently
settled zamindari. Estate holders were…

  • Sri Raja NILADRI Rao
    Bahadur Garu
    , Raja of Pithapuram -/1828, married and had
    issue.
    He died 1828.

    • Sri Raja Rao Venkata Kumara Mahipati Surya Rao Garu (qv)
    • Sri Raja Lakshmi Venkayamma Rao Bahadur
      Garu, married and had issue, four sons. He died December 1869.

      • Sri Raja Niladri Rao Bahadur Garu, died sp 1854.
      • Sri Raja Rao Venkata Mahipati Gangadhara Rama Rao
        Bahadur
        Garu (qv)
      • Sri Raja Surya Prakasa Rao, succeded as  Raja
        Swetha Chalapati Ranga Rao Bahadur Garu, adopted by
        Raja Chinna Ranga Rao Bahadur Garu of Bobbili.
      • Sri Raja Venkata Rao Bahadur Garu, Zamindar of
        Gollaprolu [8.12.1869] – [4.11.1871]; he was granted the estate of
        Gollaprolu by his brother on 8th December 1869, married 1stly, Sri Rani
        Rao Ramayamma, sole Zamindarani of Gollaprolu 1891/1923, died 24th
        October 1923, married 2ndly, Sri Rani Venkayamma, died 1889. He died sp
        4th November 1871.
    • Sri Raja Venkata Rao Bahadur Garu, Zamindar of Kolanka
      1845/-, he was granted nine villages
      (Kolanka, Mungeturu, Veeraraghavapuram, Raipuru, Chanduru, Vunnapudy,
      Kaddavaly, Gokivanda and
      Jagapatirajapuram) forming the Zamindari of Kolanka on 26th April 1845 (#2); married Sri Rani Lakshmi Narasu Amma Garu,
      and had issue.

      • Sri Raja Venkata Mahipati Dharma Rao, Zamindar of
        Kolanka -/1881; married Sri Rani Subbayyamma Garu. He died sp 1881.
      • Sri Raja Venkata Mahipati Surya Rao, Zamindar of
        Kolanka 1881/1887; married 1stly, Sri Rani Chellayamma Garu,
        Zamindarani of
        Kolanka 1887/-, married 2ndly, Rani Ramaiamma Garu, and had adoptive
        issue. He died sp 22nd January 1887.

        • (A) Raja Rao
          Praduymna Krishna Mahipathi Surya Rao Bahadur Garu, Zamindar of
          Kolanka, born as the
          youngest son of the 29th Raja of
          Venkatagiri, he was adopted by Rani Ramaiamma Garu
          and succeeded by adoption to the zamindari of Kolanka; married and had
          issue, one son.

          • Raja Rao Govinda
            Krishna Mahipathi Surya Rao, Zamindar of Kolanka, married and had
            issue, one daughter. He died spm.

            • Rajkumari
              Deepika.
  • Sri Raja Rao VENKATA
    KUMARA MAHIPATI SURYARAO Garu
    , Raja of Pithapuram
    1828/1850, he died sp 1850.
  • Sri Raja …….
  • Sri Raja Rao VENKATA
    MAHIPATI GANGADHARA RAMA Rao
    Bahadur
    Garu
    , Raja of Pithapuram -/1890, born 1844, Raja [cr.1877], he
    established the Pithapuram
    Raja College in 1884; married seven wives, including
    1stly, Rani Mangayamma,
    died 1894, married 2ndly, Rani Chittada, married
    3rdly, Rani Subbayyamma Bahadur, died after
    1914, and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died 22nd July 1890 (#1).

    • Raja Saheb Meharban-I-Dostan Sri Raja Rao Venkata Kumara
      Mahipati Surya Rao Bahadur Garu (by Rani Mangayamma) (qv)
    • (A) Sri Raja Ramakrishna Rao Bahadur Garu, born 1858,
      Zamindar of Gollaprolu, he was adopted in 1882; son of Raja Velugoti
      Sri Raja Kumara Yachendra
      Naidu Bahadur Garu of Venkatagiri
      ,
      married
      and had issue.He died April 1914.

      • Sri Raja Rao Venkata Mahipati Gangadhara Rama Rao
        Bahadur, married 1904. He died after 1918.
  • Raja Saheb
    Meharban-I-Dostan Sri Raja Rao VENKATA
    KUMARA
    MAHIPATI SURYARAO Bahadur Garu
    , Maharaja of Pithapuram
    1890/1964, born
    5th October 1885 in Pithapuram Fort, educated at Newington College,
    Madras; Installed
    October
    1906, C.B.E. (civil) [cr.1918], married, 1905, Sri Rani Chinnamamba
    Devi, the eldest daughter of Raja Venkata Ramayya Appa Rao Bahadur,
    Zamindar of Kapileshwarapuram,
    and had issue. He died 1964.

    • R.V.M.G. Ramarau, Yuvaraj of Pithapuram, author of “Of
      Men, Matter and
      Me
      “, 1961, married and had issue. He died 1964.

      • R.V.K.M. Suryarau, born 1932, married and has
        issue.

        • R.V.M. Ranjitrau, married and has issue.
          • R.V.K.M. Suryarau
    • Rajkumar R.V.M. Surya Rao, born 1913, married 1stly,
      married 2ndly,
      Rani Padma Devi,
      and had issue.

      • Rani Chinnamamba Devi (by 1st wife), married Sirdar Dev
        Raj Urs of Mysore, and had issue, one son and two daughters, including.

        • Illa Devi
      • Rani Suhasha Devi (by Rani Padma Devi)
      • RVM Pradeep Rao (by Rani Padma Devi), married Rajkumari
        Gayathri Devi, daughter of the Raja of Palavamsa, and has issue.

        • R.V.M. Dr. Surya Rao, married Pavitra Devi, and has
          issue, one daughter.

          • Pranavi Rao
        • R.V.M. Sumanth Rao, an Engineer; married K. Harini
          Ashok.
        • R.V.M. Sudheer Rao, an Engineer.
    • Rajkumar Venkata Mahipati Rama Ratna Rao
    • HH Maharani Sita Devi Sahib, born
      12th May 1917 in Madras, married 1stly,
      M.R. Apparow, Zamindar of Vayyur, married 2ndly,
      1943
      (div. 1956), HH Maharaja Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad of Baroda,
      and had issue by both husbands. She died 15th February 1989
      in
      Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
    • Rani Kamala Devi, born 1920, married Maharajkumar
      Indrajitendra Narayan
      of Cooch Behar, and had issue. She
      died
      in the 1980’s.
    • Rani Manjula Devi, married the Raja of Sidli.
    • Rani Mangayamma Devi, married and had issue.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Rajkumar D.V. Apparao Bahadur, President of the Tamil Nadu
    Shooting
    Association.
    fl.1999

 

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