Vamsa Vriksha _Yelandur Jagir _ The Purniahs

  • The Name of Purniahs father was Krishnacharya and his mothers name was Lakshmi Bai. He had a younger brother, Venkat Rao.
  • He was born in 1746 in Coimbatore District and died in 1812.
  • Purniah's 1st wife had 2 sons and a daughter. His 2nd wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters.They were Madhava Brahmins.
  • The 1st son ( Narasinga Rao ) by his 1st wife died in 1808, before his father and that is why the 1st son (Anantharamappa) of his 2nd wife became the next Jagirdar.
  • Thereafter the other 2 sons of his 1st wife became Jagirdars.
  • The heridatary Jagir of Yellandur was conferred on him on 27/11/1807 by the Raja of Mysore on the recommendation of the British.
  • He was the 1st Dewan of Modern Mysore having served as Prime Minister to both Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.
  • The female members of the family tree are not shown till after the Jagir was abolished in 1956.
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