Maharaja Swathi Thirunal (b. 1813), ruler of the erstwhile Kingdom of Travancore (now in Kerala), is credited with creating over 400 classical compositions in both Carnatic and Hindustani modes. Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, the 25th maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore – ruling from 1940 to 1950 – was a 20th century scholar, patron of arts, philosopher and an accomplished pianist. He composed 94 songs under his signature Sri Vidya and invented new ragas.