Tipu was just and fair to all his subjects. His appointment of
numerous Hindus to high offices disprove the wrong view that he was a sectarian.
Purnaiya was the minister in charge of the important Department of Revenue and Finance.
Krishna Rao was the treasurer, Shama Iyengaar was incharge of law and order and police.
Narasing Rao and Ranga Iyengaar held key posts in Srirangapatna, Srinivasa Rao and Appaji
Ram were the main diplomats who negotiated peace and war with external powers. Mool Chand
and Sajjan Rai were his chief agents at the Mughal court in Delhi. Nagappaiah, a Brahmin
was the faujdar of Coorg. His civil list is full of the names of Hindus who held important
posts in the state.