Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja Travancore History~ on ~ 0 comments
He took the rule from Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, (mother’s cousin) in 6th November 1931. Some of the credits under his rule include the establishment of University of Travancore in 1937, which was later changed to University of Kerala in 1956 and also a Palace is built, which is now the famous Napier Museum. The popular personality, Sir CP.Ramaswami Aiyar is served under his rule for several years as chief minister of Travancore. After the Indian Independence in 1947, the Travancore is united with the Cochin State, under his rule. But it was in 1st November 1956, after the unification of Malayalam speaking areas the king lost the power to democratic India.
The Government of India issued a Stamp of Maharaja inorder to pay respect to him for his contributions to Travancore City.
His name was given to a popular Engineering college in Trivandrum, Sree Chithira Thirunal Engineering College and to the Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology.
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