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Mysore State was a separate state within the Union of India from 1948 until 1956[1] with Mysore as its capital. The state was considerably enlarged in 1956 when it became a linguistically homogeneous Kannada-speaking state in 1956,[2] within the Union of India. It was subsequently incorporated into the state of Karnataka.

Mysore State
State of India

1947–1973
Location of Mysuru
Mysore State, 1951
History
 •  Accession of the Kingdom of Mysore to the Indian Union 09 August 1947
 •  Renamed Karnataka State 1 November 1973

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HistoryEdit

The Kingdom of Mysore /mˈsɔːr/ was one of the three largest princely states within the former British Empire of India. Upon India's gaining its independence in 1947, Maharaja of Mysore Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar signed the instrument of accession, incorporating his realm with the Union of India on 15 August 1947. The territories of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore were then reconstituted into a state within the Union of India.[3]

 
Map of Southern India before the reorganisation of 1956 with the blue outline of the expanded Mysore State (after 1956)

In 1956, the Government of India effected a comprehensive re-organisation of provincial boundaries, based upon the principle of shared language. As a result of the States Reorganisation Act on 1 November 1956, the Kannada-speaking districts of Belgaum (except Chandgad taluk), Bijapur, Dharwar, and North Canara were transferred from Bombay State to Mysore State.[4] Bellary district was transferred from Andhra State. South Canara and Udupi districts were transferred from Madras State and the Koppal, Raichur, Gulbarga and Bidar districts from Hyderabad State. Also small Coorg State was merged, becoming a district of Mysore State.[5][6]

GovernorsEdit

From To Officeholder
Maharajas of the Kingdom of Mysore
Maharaja of Mysore
Rajpramukhs of Old Mysore State
15 Aug 1947 1 Nov 1956 Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar (b. 1919 - d. 1974)
Governors of Unified Mysore State
1 Nov 1956 4 May 1964 Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar
4 May 1964 2 Apr 1965 Satyavant Mallannah Srinagesh (b. 1903 - d. 1977)
2 Apr 1965 13 May 1967 Vaharagiri Venkata Giri (b. 1894 - d. 1980)
13 May 1967 30 Aug 1969 Gopal Swarup Pathak (b. 1896 - d. 1982)
30 Aug 1969 22 Oct 1969 A.R. Somnath Iyer
23 Oct 1969 1 Feb 1972 Dharma Vira (b. 1906 - d. 2000)
1 Feb 1972 10 Jan 1976 Mohan Lal Sukhadia (b. 1916 - d. 1982)
Governors of Karnataka State
Governors of Karnataka
 
Unified Mysore State 1956

Chief MinistersEdit

From To Officeholder Political Party
Diwans of the Kingdom of Mysore
Diwan of Mysore
Chief Ministers of Old Mysore State
1946 25 Oct 1947 Diwan Arcot Ramaswami Mudaliar (b. 1887 - d. 1976) NA
25 Oct 1947 30 Mar 1952 Kysasambally Chengalaraya Reddy (b. 1902 - d. 1976) INC
30 Mar 1952 19 Aug 1956 Kengal Hanumanthaiah (b. 1908 - d. 1980)
19 Aug 1956 1 Nov 1956 Kadidal Manjappa (b. 1910 - d. 1992)
Chief Ministers of Unified Mysore State
1 Nov 1956 16 May 1958 Siddhavvanahalli Nijalingappa (b. 1902 - d. 2000) INC
16 May 1958 9 Mar 1962 Basappa Danappa Jatti (b. 1912 - d. 2002)
9 Mar 1962 14 Mar 1964 President's rule
14 Mar 1962 21 Jun 1962 Shivalingappa Rudrappa Kanthi INC
21 Jun 1962 3 Mar 1967 Siddhavvanahalli Nijalingappa
3 Mar 1967 29 May 1968 President's rule
29 May 1968 27 Mar 1971 Veerendra Patil INC
27 Mar 1971 20 Mar 1972 President's rule
20 Mar 1972 1 Nov 1974 Devaraj Urs (b. 1915 - d. 1982) INC
Chief Ministers of Karnataka State
Chief Minister of Karnataka

See alsoEdit

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