About HH Maharaja Rama Varma Midhunamaasathil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1864 -1888)
He was the nephew of Ravi Varma(1853-1864). He was normally lazy and his health condition was also not good. Devan Shankunni Menon used to look after the ruling for him. In 1879 Shankunni Menon retired from the post of Devan due to ill health and his younger brother Govinda Menon succeeded him to the throne. It was after a long period that Rulers of Cochin and Travncore met in Cochin and Travncore. In 1876 he visited Madras(Chennai) to meet the eldest son of Queen Victoria Prince Weits. In return he was rewarded with K.C.S.I.(KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE MOST EXALTED ORDER OF THE STAR OF INDIA) as a token of respect. During his reign the Putthen Bungalow Palace and the Manimalika(Clock tower) at Thripunithura were built. He left for his heavenly abode on August 1888 (1063 Midhunam 16th). He was also called Midhuna Masathil Theepeta Velliya Thampuran.