K. Krishnaswamy Rao
|Kanchi Krishnaswamy Rao
|Portrait of Krishnaswamy Rao|
|Diwan of Travancore|
|Preceded by||S. Shungrasoobyer|
|Succeeded by||V. P. Madhava Rao|
|Occupation||civil servant, Administrator|
Early life and education
Krishnaswamy Rao was born in Salem in September 1845. His father Kanchi Venkata Rao was a Huzur Sheristadar at the District Collectorate. He had his schooling and on completion of his matriculation at the age of sixteen, he entered government service.
Krishnaswamy Rao began his career in October 1864 as a record-keeper in the Nellore district court at a salary of Rs. 20. In 1867, he was promoted as Sheristadar in view of his superior abilities and became a District Munsiff in July 1870. In 1883, he was appointed sub-judge at Cocanada. In May 1894, he was made Chief Justice of Travancore by the then Maharaja and served from 1884 till his appointment as Diwan in 1898.
Krishnaswamy Rao died in 1923.
- V. Nagam Aiya. Travancore State Manual, Volume I. pp. 642–643.