M. E. Watts
Maurice Emygdius Watts
|Dewan of Travancore|
|Monarch||Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (as regent for Chithira Thirunal)|
|Preceded by||T. Raghavaiah|
|Succeeded by||V. S. Subramanya Iyer|
|Born||18 June 1878|
|Died||22 February 1933 (aged 54)|
Early life and education
Watts was born on 11 June 1878 to Frank Watts, Chief Secretary of the Government of Travancore. He had his early education in Madras and after graduating in law, entered the Madras provincial service in 1901.
Watt's sister Dorothia Henriett Watts was a teacher who served as governess and tutor to the princesses of the royal family of Travancore. After India's independence in 1947, she settled down in Kotagiri in Nilgiris District where she spent the last days of her life.