Rajagopala Krishna Yachendra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
V. Rajagopala Krishna Yachendra
Maharaja Sahib Mushfiq Meherban Karamfarmage Mukhsari Umdu-i-Raja Rajah Bhadur,Maharaja of Venkatagiri
Reign 1879 to 1916
Coronation 3 March 1879
Successor Velugoti Govinda Krishna Yachendra
Born 25 November 1857
Died 23 July 1916
Issue Maharajah Sahib Velugoti Govinda Krishna Yachendra Bahadur
Dynasty Velugoti
Father Maharaja Sahib Velugoti SARVAGNA KUMARA YACHENDRA Bahadur
Religion Hinduism

Maharaja Sir Rajagopala Krishna Yachendra GCIE (1857–1916) was an Indian nobleman and politician. He was the Maharaja of Venkatagiri in Nellore district from 1878 to 1916.He was the 28th Maharaja of Venkatagiri.M.L.C. (Madras) 1888 . He belonged to the royal Velugoti Dynasty of the Padmanayaka Velamas. He is known to have reformed and encouraged education during his tenure as M.L.C and even as the Maharajah of Venkatagiri .

Rajagopala was a non-official member of Madras Legislative Council. He served in the Council starting from 1887. His brother's grandson is Ramakrishna Ranga Rao became the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency after dyarchy was established.[1] One of his grandson who was adopted by the Maharani of Kolanka, later became Maharaja of Kolanka and got the Kolanka Cup made.


Rajagopala Yachendra was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) in May 1888 and subsequently promoted to a Knight Grand Commander (GCIE) in the 1915 New Year Honours List.[2][3] He was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal in 1900. He also received the Delhi Durbar Medal .


  1. ^ K. C. Markandan (1964). Madras Legislative Council; Its constitution and working between 1861 and 1909. S. Chand & CO. pp. 148–188. 
  2. ^ "London Gazette, 1 June 1888". London-gazette.co.uk. 1888-06-01. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  3. ^ "London Gazette, 29 December 1914". London-gazette.co.uk. 1914-12-29. Retrieved 2014-05-31.