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Madhava Rao

(1850-1935). President of Kumbakonam Brahma-Vidyā for a number of years and active worker for the Theosophical Society (TS). Madhava Rao was born in February 1850 and educated at Government College, Kumbakonam in Southern India where he later (1899) became a Fellow. He served the Maharaja of Mysore for a total of 35 years, then served the Dewan of Tranvancore (an area presently in Kerala) from 1904-06, then in Mysore again 1906-09, then in Baroda (presently part of Gujarat State) 1914-16. He was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind gold medal in 1900 (its first year).


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