B. G. Holdsworth
|Benjamin George Holdsworth|
|Diwan of Pudukkottai|
|Preceded by||T. Raghavaiah|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Tottenham|
|Born||31 July 1892|
|Died||24 July 1949(aged 56)|
From 1920 to 1927, Holdsworth served as a settlement officer in the Tanjore, Kistna and Godavari districts. He was Secretary in the Board of Revenue, Madras Presidency, from 1927 to 1930 and Joint Secretary at the First Indian Round Table Conference.
In November 1931, Holdsworth was appointed Diwan of Pudukkottai and he served from 1931 to 1934. Holdsworth was responsible for the creation of the Holdsworth Dam in Pudukkottai which is named after him. The Holdsworth Park in the princely state is also named after Holdsworth.
Later life and honours
In 1942, Holdsworth was appointed Secretary to the Indian Food Department and served till his death. Holdsworth died on 24 February 1949 at the age of fifty-six.
In 1920, Holdsworth married Ellen May, daughter of James Hill of Poltimore. The couple had one son and one daughter.
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