The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Krishnaswami Rao, Kanchi

Krishnaswami Rao, Kanchi, Dewan Bahadur, (1895), C.I.E., (1898), Dewan of Travancore (retired); belongs to a respectable Madhwa Desastha brahmin family; s. of late Mr. Kanchi Venkat Rao; b. 1845; educ: Madras Government High School (now the Madras Presidency College); joined Government service as Record-keeper, Collector’s office, Nellore, 1864; became Huzur Sheristadar; transferred to Judicial department as District Munsift, 1870; became Sub-Judge, 1878; services lent to H.H. the Maharaja of Travancore; was Judge of the High Court of that State: became Chief Justice, 1884; became Dewan of the State, 1898; retired, 1904; was a member of the Travancore Legislative Council for 15 years, and was its President for 6 years; is now one of the leading citizens of Madras, and is prominently associated with all public movements; President, Madras National Fund and Industrial Association; President, Triplicane Hindu High School Committee; President, Madhwa Sidhanta Onnahini Nidi, Ld., Triplicane; President, United India Life Insurance Co., Madras; was Chairman of the Reception Committee of the Indian National Congress held at Madras, 1908. Address: Anantha Vilas, Tholasingaperumal Covil Street, Triplicane, Madras, India.