M. E. Watts

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Maurice Emygdius Watts
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Dewan of Travancore
In office
1925–1929
Monarch Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (as regent for Chithira Thirunal)
Preceded by T. Raghavaiah
Succeeded by V. S. Subramanya Iyer
Personal details
Born (1878-06-18)June 18, 1878
Travancore kingdom
Died February 22, 1933(1933-02-22) (aged 54)
London

Maurice Emygdius Watts (June 11, 1878 – February 22, 1933) was an Indian lawyer, civil servant and administrator who served as the Diwan of Travancore from 1925 to 1929.

Early life and education[edit]

Watts was born on June 11, 1878 to Frank Watts, Chief Secretary of the Government of Travancore.[1] He had his early education in Madras and after graduating in law, entered the Madras provincial service in 1901.[2]

Death[edit]

Watts died on February 22, 1933 in London at the age of 54.[2] The Watts lane in the Nanthancode suburb of Trivandrum city was named in the memory of the Watts family.

Family[edit]

Watt's sister Dorothia Henriett Watts was a teacher who served as governess and tutor to the princesses of the royal family of Travancore.[3] After India's independence in 1947, she settled down in Kotagiri in Nilgiris District where she spent the last days of her life.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ R. Venkoba Rao (1928). Ministers in Indian states , Volume 1. Wednesday Review Press. p. 30. 
  2. ^ a b The Law times, Volume 175. 1933. p. 180. 
  3. ^ a b Narayani Harigovindan (January 6, 2003). "Watt's the matter". The Hindu.