Rao Kriparam was the able son of Rao Jagram Pandya who was Diwan of Sawai Jai Singh during 1717—1733. He was a very influential but peace loving person and lived a very gracious and royal life. He was one of the Nav Ratnas (9 Jewells) of Sawai Jai Singh who had great regard for him.
He was Diwan from 1723 to 1733 and even after that served the Jaipur State. As representative of Jaipur ruler in Mughal Darbar he mostly lived at Delhi and used to play chess with Emperor Mohammed Shah Rangila. Several princes and rulers used to approach and request him for favour from the Mughal Emperor.
Many Chiefs and Courtiers were conscious of his influence on the Emperor and always tried to please him. According to Col. Todd he had the honour of having 6,000 strong army under his control and was also Royal Treasurer.
He had helped Maharaja Jai Singh financially with crores of rupees in establishing the beautiful city of Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh himself performed Kanyadan ceremony of Raoji’s daughter who was married to the business magnet of Madhopur.
While Vijay Singh, brother of Maharaja Jai Singh, plotted to capture Jaipur, Rao Kriparam had alerted Maharaja Jai Singh w ell in time. He was truely loyal to the Jaipur ruler. Religious minded, he had respect for all religions.
He constructed the big Jain temple at Chaksu Ka Chowk at Jaipur, 2 Chaityalayas in his big palace like residence on Amer Road and 120 sun temples in Jaipur State including Sun Temple at Galtaji. He was a lover of astronomy like Maharaja Jai Singh. He expired in 1747. He had no issue.
After him his younger brother Fatehram Pandya was Diwan of Jaipur State from 1733 to 1756 during the rule of Sawai Jai Singh and his successors Ishwari Singh and Madho Singh. In 1757 he was appointed Vakil of Jaipur State in the Mughal Darbar at Delhi. His brother Bhagatram Pandya also served as Diwan of Jaipur State during 1735—1743.