Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar

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Narasimharaja Wadiyar
Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wodeyar (1888-1940), the Yuvaraja of Mysore.jpg
Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar
Spouse Kempu Cheluvaja Ammanni
Full name
Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar
House Wadiyar
Father Chamarajendra Wadiyar IX
Mother Kempa Nanjammani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana
Born (1888-06-05)5 June 1888
Died 11 March 1940(1940-03-11) (aged 51)

Yuvaraja Sri Sir Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar, GCIE (June 5, 1888 - March 11, 1940), was the heir apparent of the princely state of Mysore from 1895 until his death in 1940.


Narasimharaja Wodeyar was born at the Mysore Palace, the second son of Chamaraja Wadiyar IX, 23rd Maharaja of Mysore, by his wife Maharani Kempa Nanjammani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana. In 1894, when he was six years of age, his father died. His mother, Maharani Kempunanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhana, served as Queen Regent of Mysore between 1894 and 1902 during the minority of his elder brother, Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. Narasimharaja Wodeyar's only son, Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, was to be the 25th and the last Maharaja of Mysore (1940–1950).

An intelligent student, Narasimharaja Wodeyar had his early education at the private royal school of Mysore (functioning from Lokaranjan Mahal, a.k.a. "summer palace" in Mysore). His education and training was entrusted to Sir Stuart Fraser, Mr. P. Raghavendra Rao and others. He was later sent to Mayo College, Ajmer. After becoming very sick during his stay at Mayo College, he returned to Mysore and pursued his studies and training under Captain Heale. He was granted the personal style of His Highness by the viceroy of India on 1 January 1918.

Narasimharaja Wodeyar was a well travelled man and a very accomplished public speaker. He was an excellent horseman and played Polo alongside his brother to bring laurels to the Mysore team. He was a great lover of books and a passionate patron of music, of which he was no mean exponent


On June 17, 1910 Narasimharaja Wodeyar was married to Kempu Cheluvaja Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Dalavay Devaraja Urs, a nobleman of the Mysore court. The couple had three daughters and one son, being:

  • Vijayalakshmi Ammani Avaru, later Rani Vijaya Devi of Kotda Sangani.
  • Sujayakantha Ammani Avaru, later the Thakurani Sahiba of Sanand.
  • Jayachamunda Ammani Avaru, later H.H. Maharani Sri Jaya Chamunda Ammani Avaru Sahiba, Maharani of Bharatpur.
  • Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, last ruling Maharaja of Mysore

Narasimharaja Wodeyar died at Bombay (Mumbai) at "Anchorage" (then Mysore palace property located next to Taj Hotel).


  • 1888-1911: Yuvaraja Sri Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur, Yuvaraja of Mysore
  • 1911-1915: Yuvaraja Sri Sir Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur, Yuvaraja of Mysore, KCIE
  • 1915-1918: Yuvaraja Sri Sir Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur, Yuvaraja of Mysore, GCIE
  • 1918-1940: His Highness Yuvaraja Sri Sir Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur, Yuvaraja of Mysore, GCIE


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