Before the formation of Mandya district, it was a part of Mysore District. In those days, just a few members of Vokkaliga Community of Mandya region could get elected to the representative assembly. Mr.Malliah was very effectively presented to the then Dewan and his Highness, the need for carving Mandya District from the huge district of Mysore, so that the economic and educational development of the region could be achieved quickly. As a culmination, Mandya district came into existence on 29-8-1939. The benevolent Highness Shri Krishna Raja Wodeyer Bahadur IV, paid a visit to Mandya on that day and inaugurated the new District and paved the way for the welfare and prosperity of the people.