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Veeresalingam Pantulu.

to a study of the Telugu language; a staunch social reformer; joined service in the Educational Department as Telugu Pandit, first in the Government College, Rajahmundry, and then in the Presidency College, Madras; has been an Honorary Fellow, Madras University, since 1898. Publications: Lives of the Telugu Poets (3 vols.); Translations of Sanskrit Classical Plays, etc. Address: Rajahmundry, Madras Presidency.

Venkatagiri, Raja of; Unde Raja Rajesri Rajah Velugoti Sree Rajagopala Krishna Yachendra Bahadar, K.C.I.E. (1888); G.C.I.E. (1915), Panchahazar Munsubdar, Zamindar; b. 1857; s. of Unde Raja Rajesri Rajah Velugoti Kumara Yachama Naidu Bahadur, C.S.I., Pauchhazar Mansubdar, late Raja of Venkatagiri; educ: privately; belongs to an ancient family of historical renown; now a leading Zamindar; succeeded to the Estate, 1878; twice Member of Legislative Council, Madras; President, Madras Landholders’ Association; m. a Zamindar’s daughter in Godavari District, 1875. Publications: Many Telugu Works. Address: “Indra Mahal”, Venkatagiri Town, Nellore District, Madras Presidency; “Moti Mahal”, Mount Road, Madras, Clubs: Cosmopolitan, Gymkhana.

Venkataramayya, D, B.A., Advocate, Bangalore; Member, Mysore Legislative Council, since 1913. Address: Bangalore, Mysore State.

Venkatarama Aiyer, Lalgudi Doraiswami Aiyer, B.A., B.C.E., Rao Bahadur (1910); P.W.D., Madras;; b. 1869; B.A., 1889; B.C.E., 1892; joined service as Assistant Engineer (old Classification), 1894; Executive Engineer, 1903; transferred to 4th Circle for preparation of plans and estimates in connection with the redistribution of districts and divisions as per Sir William Mayer’s Scheme,. 1910; Executive Engineer, Tank Restoration Scheme, 4th Circle, since 1911. Address: Trichinopoly, Madras Presidency.

Venkata Rao, Kolachelam, Pleader, Bellary; b. at Kamalapur near Hampi, Bellary District, 1850, educ: Wardlaw Institution, Bellary, and the Government High School, Bellary; School master. 1874; joined Government service as Head Clerk, District Munsift’s Court, Bellary; Deputy Tahsildar and Sub-Magistrate; qualified himself for the profession of Law; resigned service, 1880; commenced practice at Bellary 1880: proceeded to Bombay as one of Madras representatives for presenting an address to Lord Ripon, 1884; Visited England, 1902; elected, Chairman, Bellary Municipality, 1903; elected Member, Legislative Council, Madras, 1903; undertook a tour round the world, 1903; presided over the Social Conference, Madras, 1904; has built a Town Hall in Bellary at a cost of Rs. 30,000, a Caste Girls’ School at a cost of Rs. 7,000; Member, Theosophical Society. Publications: Study of the World. Address: “Rama Vilas”, Civil Lines, Bellary, Madras Presidency.

Venkataratnam Naidu, Raghupathi, M.A., Rao Bahadur (1912), Principal, Pittapur Raja’s Col- 448