Photograph of a group portrait of Indian office holders from the state of Baroda (Vadodara) from the 'Album of portraits and views in Baroda' taken by an unknown photographer in c.1880. Seen in this group portrait is Sir Madhava T. Rao, the British appointed administrator or Chief Minister to the Princely state of Baroda

T. Madhava Rao

Dewan of Travancore[a bronze statue of Madhava Rao was erected in Travancore,now opposite the secratariat building at trivandrum city] 

Diwan of Baroda
In office
May 10, 1875 – 1882
MonarchMaharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III
Preceded byDadabhai Naoroji
Succeeded byKazi Shahabuddin

Diwan of Indore
In office
MonarchTukojirao Holkar II
Succeeded byR. Raghunatha Rao

In office
1857 – May 1872
Monarch AYILLYM THIRUNALMadhava Rao's progressive financial measures were testified by the fact that when he assumed the office of Dewan he had an indebted and empty treasury whereas when he left the state in 1872 the state had a reserve fund of forty lakhs of rupees, a great amount in those days.Uthram Thirunal,
Ayilyam Thirunal
Preceded byKrishna Rao
Succeeded byA. Seshayya Sastri

Madras Presidency,
British India
DiedApril 4, 1891
British India
RelationsT. Ranga Rao (father)
ChildrenT. Ananda Rao
Alma materMadras University
Occupationlawyer, Administrator