The Sultans, Nizams and British all employed Rajus as the governors of estates with the responsibility of collecting taxes. In 1857 the British broke up the estates and realigned the bigger brigands into Princely states and the lesser ones as Zamindars or Jagirdars. These zamindars were abolished after the formation of the Indian Union in 1947.
Zamindaris of Rajus:
Zamindars and the families that controlled them in parenthesis.
Kota Uratla (Raja Sagi)
Madgole (Chintalapati) Claim descent from Matsya desa.
Ramachandrapuram Kota royal family SRK Raja Gopal Narasa Raju.
Thangedu (Raja Sagi)
Velchur Kodur (Sagi)
Jeypore In 1768, Vijayarama Raju had granted the Jeypore country as a jagir.
After the Independence of India Zamindari was abolished. During this time many Raju zamindars donated their property and land liberally for the upliftment of poor and Education. Vizianagaram is the oldest and largest Hindu Princely State of Andhra Pradesh (Samsthanam). Maharaja PVG Raju donated his Royal State to Republic of India. He also donated enormous wealth, Khazana, Land, Gold, Diamonds, Propertis, Palaces to Korukonda Sainik school, Andhra University, Mansas Trust and to poor and needy for schools, colleges and hospitals. Rajus of Andhra are designated as forward caste. Most of Rajus are doing well in Education, Information Technology and other fields. Despite sizeable population of Rajus being economically backward, Andhra Kshatriya Rajus never asked for Reservation.