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Jul 12, 2014

Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X of Mysore - c1890's

Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X of Mysore - c1890's

Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wadiyar X (February 22, 1863 - 28 December 1894) (also known as Chamaraja Wadiyar X) was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore between 1868 and 1894.

He instituted the Representative Assembly of Mysore state in 1881. This was the first modern, democratic legislative institution of its kind in princely India. He sponsored the famous journey of Swami Vivekananda to Chicago in 1893. He gave primacy to women's education and founded the Kannada Bashojjivini School. He gave a fillip to the industrialisation of the Kingdom of Mysore by instituting several industrial schools and conducting the annual Dasara Industrial Exhibition. He facilitated the founding of Agricultural Banks to help finance farmers and initiated Life Insurance for government employees.

Chamaraja Wadiyar was a great patron of arts and music, his court boasted of artists like Veena Subbanna, Veena Seshanna, K. Vasudevacharya, Veena Padmanabiah, Mysore Karigiri Rao and Bidaram Krishnappa among others.
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