Rama Varma Parikshith Thampuran

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Darsanakalanidhi Parikshith Thampuran (died 1964) was the last official ruler of the Cochin princely state. On 1 July 1949, Travancore and Cochin merged, Travancore-Cochin State came into existence, and the kingdom and the rulership came to an end. He ruled the kingdom for a period of one year and then he continued as the Valliya Thampuran of Cochin. He died in 1964 while he was in Thrippunithura.


Thampuran was a Sanskrit scholar of supreme rank. He also wrote many Sanskrit Kāvya, like Prahlādacharita.