Krishna Rao (administrator)

Krishna Rao
Diwan of Travancore(Acting)
In office
Monarch Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Preceded by Thanjavur Subha Rao
Succeeded by Reddy Row
Diwan of Travancore
In office
Monarch Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Preceded by Srinivasa Rao
Succeeded by T. Madhava Rao
Personal details
Occupation administrator

Krishna Rao (died 1857) was an Indian administrator who served as the acting Diwan of Travancore from 1842 to 1843 and the full-fledged Diwan from 1846 to 1857.[1][2] After the death of krishna rao in 1857, T. Madhava Rao was chosen to the high office of dewan by the Maharaja of Travancore.[3]


  1. K. R. Elenkath, Nanoo Pillay. Dewan Nanoo Pillay: biography with his select writings and letters. Dewan Nanoo Pillay Memorial Reading Room. p. 123.
  2. Travancore (Princely State) (1996). The Travancore State Manual: Administration. Government of Kerala, Kerala Gazetteers Department. p. 13.
  3. The Indian Nation Builders, Volume 2. Mittal Publications. 1989. p. 333.

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