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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.

Venkataratnam

lege, Coconada; B.A., 1885; M.A., 1891; joined the staff of the Noble College, Masulipatam, as Professor; resigned and took up the Principalship of the Mahboob College, Secunderabad; Principal, Pittapur Raja’s College. Coconada, since 1893; Social reformer; Leader of the Brahnio Samaj Movement in the Northern Circars Address: Coconada,, Godavari District, Madras Presidency.

Venkataratnam Pantula, Kokkanda. Mahamahopadhyaya (1907), Rajahmundry; Telugu Poet and Pandit; b. 1843; educ: privately; joined service in the Educational Department; Telugu Pandit, Presidency College, Madras; Pandit;, Government College, Rajahmundry, 1898; retired, 1908; Editor of the “Andhrabhasha sanjivini”. Publications: Bilyeswariyamu and a large number of poems in Telugu. Address: Innespet, Rajahmundry, Madras Presidency.

Venkata Swetechalapathi, Sir Ranga Rao Bahadur; (See Bobbili).

Venkateawara Rao Pantalu, Madapathi. F.S.A., Diwan of Nuzvid, (Retired) and Zamindar of Rangapuram; b. 1861; educ: Ellore and Masulipatam; entered service of the Zamindar of Nuzvid, 1877; eventually became Diwan; resigned, 1906; appointed Diwan of Nidadavole, 1888; draws a life-pension from the Nuzvid estate; has built a choultry and a Town Hall at Nuzvid named after Empress Victoria; also the Edward Hall, and the quarters of the Bezwada Social Club (costing Rs. 15,000); gave evidence before the Indian Police Commission; keenly interested in agricultural and industrial matters; Chairman, Reception Committee of the Kistna-Guntoor District Conference, 1906; sent at his own cost a student to study Scientific Agriculture in America; founded Hindu temples and maintains poorhouses at Jagganath, Nuzvid, etc.; social reformer advocating sea voyage, and the fusion of Sub-castes, etc.: much interested in Ayurvedic medicines, for the dispensing of which he has opened a free dispensary at Nuzvid; founded the Lying-in and the Delivery wards of the “Ampthil Hospital” at Bezwada. Publications: Pamphlet on Estates Land Bill. Address: Nuzvid, Kistna Dt., Madras Presy.

Venis, Arthur, M.A., D.Litt., C.I.E. (1911). Principal, Queen’s College, Benares; educ: Balliol College, Oxford, and at the Edinburgh University; joined service in the Indian Educational Department, 1881; Professor of English, Queen’s College, Benares, 1885; appointed Principal and Professor of Philosophy, Sanskrit College, Benares, 1888; Principal, Queen’s College, Benares, 1897; Baden Sanskrit Scholar; Fellow, Asiatic Society of Bengal; Fellow, Allahabad University; was Member of the Legislative Council, U.P. Address: Benares, U.P.

Venkobachari, Cuddalore, Diwan Baliadur, (1808); retired Chief Judge of Travancore State; passed the old uncovenanted Civil Service Eaxmination; joined Government Service at the early age of 17, as a clerk in the District Court of South Arcot;

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