Rani Mangammal (1689 AD. To 1706 AD)
She was a good administrator and courageous general, She had diplomatically dealt with the mughal army and avoided a defeat. She defeated and brought King Ravivarma of Trivancore under her control. She had successfully defeated the Mysore invador brought Trichy and Tanjore under her control.
Rani Mangammal donated lands to Muslims, Brahmins and she also patronized Christians. She built many irrigational tanks for the development of agriculture. Rani Mangammal successfully completed many public works, like digging wells, and canals, laying roads, building choultries, mandapams, temples, planting trees on both sides of the road. The Mangammal choultry in Madurai is the good example of art and architecture of Rani Mangammal.
Vijayaranga Chokkanathar 1706AD. To 1732 AD
He was not a powerful leader.
Meenakshi 1732AD. To 1739 AD
Meenakshi the wife of Vijayaranga Chokkanathar was the last ruler of Madurai Nayaks. During her period Tanjore, Dindigul, Trichy and Madurai were attacked by Arcot Nawab. Meenakshi was arrested and poisoned to death. Thus the rule of Nayaks of Madurai brought to an end by the Nawabs.