The Aravidus from 1571 To 1646 A.D.
"Aliya" Rama Raya, the son-in-law of Krishnadevaraya belongs to this
dynasty. Though he was the Regent of Tuluva king Sadasiva, the real power was
with him. He was killed in the battle of Rakkasa-Tangadi. After the battle, the
capital ceased to exist at Vijayanagara, but the dynasty continued, shifting its
capital first to Penukonda, then to Chandragiri and lastly to Vellore. It was
one of these last kings at Vellore who gave away Madras to the British.