BOBBILI , a
See also:town of
See also:British India, in the
See also:district of
See also:Madras, 70 M.
See also:north of Vizagapatam town . Pop . (190r) 17,387 . It is the residence of a
See also:raja of old
See also:family, whose
See also:estate covers an
See also:area of 227 sq. m.; estimated income, £40,000; permanent Iand revenue, 9000 . The attack on the fort at Bobbili made by General Bussy in 1756 is one of the most memorable episodes in
See also:history . There was a
See also:feud between the chief of Bobbili and the raja of
See also:Vizianagram; and when Bussy marched to restore
See also:order the raja persuaded him that the
See also:lay with the chief of Bobbili and joined the French with 11,000 men against his
See also:rival . In spite of the fact that the French
See also:field-pieces at once made practicable breaches in the mud walls of the fort, the defenders held out with desperate valour . Two assaults were repulsed after
See also:hours of
See also:hand-to-hand fighting; and when, after a fresh
See also:bombardment, the garrison saw that their case was hopeless, they killed their
See also:women and
See also:children, and only succumbed at last to a third assault because every man of them was either killed or mortally wounded . An old man, however, crept out of a hut with a
See also:child, whom he presented to Bussy as the son of the dead chief . Three nights later four followers of the chief of Bobbili crept into the
See also:tent of the raja of Vizianagram and stabbed him to
See also:death . The child, Chinna Ranga Rao, was invested by Bussy with his
See also:father's estate, but during his minority it was seized by his
See also:uncle . After a temporary arrangement of terms with the raja of Vizianagram the old feud broke out again, and the Bobbili chief was forced to take
See also:refuge in the
See also:country .
In 1794, however, on the break-up of the Vizianagram estate, Chinna Ranga Rao was restored by the British, and in i8ot a permanentsettlement was made with his son . The title of raja was recognized as hereditary in the family; that of maharaja was conferred as a
See also:personal distinction on
See also:Sir Venkataswetachalapati Ranga Rao, K.C.I.E., the adopted
See also:grandson of Chinna Ranga Rao . For the
See also:siege see
See also:Imp . Gazetteer of India (
See also:Oxford, 1908), s. v .
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