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, Properties, Palaces to Korukonda Sainik school, Andhra University, Mansas Trust and to poor and needy for schools, colleges, and hospitals. Rajus of Andhra is designated as forwarding caste. Most of Rajus are doing well in Education, Information Technology and other fields. Despite a sizeable population of Rajus being economically backward, Andhra Kshatriya Rajus never asked for a reservation.