BOBBILI, a town of British India, in the Vizagapatam district of Madras, 70 m.
The attack on the fort at Bobbili made by General Bussy in 1756 is one of the most memorable episodes in Indian history.
There was a constant feud between the chief of Bobbili and the raja of Vizianagram; and when Bussy marched to restore order the raja persuaded him that the fault lay with the chief of Bobbili and joined the French with 11,000 men against his rival.
Three nights later four followers of the chief of Bobbili crept into the tent of the raja of Vizianagram and stabbed him to death.
After a temporary arrangement of terms with the raja of Vizianagram the old feud broke out again, and the Bobbili chief was forced to take refuge in the nizam's country.