M Kantharaj Urs
|20th Diwan of the Mysore kingdom|
|Monarch||Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV|
|Preceded by||Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya|
|Succeeded by||A. R. Banerjee|
Maddur Kanthraj Urs
20 September 1870
|Died||3 October 1923 (aged 53)|
|Alma mater||Madras Christian College|
Early life and education
In 1894, Kantharaj Urs was appointed Probationary Assistant Commissioner (Schedule II) in the Mysore civil service. After the untimely death of his brother-in-law Maharaja Chamaraja Wadiyar X in December 1894, his sister became the Queen Regent of Mysore in 1895. She appointed him her Special Assistant and Private Secretary from 1895 to 1899.
Kantharaj Urs married his niece Princess Jayalakshami Amanni, the eldest daughter of his sister Maharani Kempananjammani Devi. They had one daughter, Rajakumari Lelavathi. Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion at Mysore, now part of the University of Mysore, was their residence.
He died on 3 October 1923.
- Mysore Gazetteer. p. 3143.
- Speeches of Sirdar Sir M. Kantharaj Urs Vol-1 by Sirdar K. Basavaraj Urs M.A., LL.B. p. 362.