Hyder Ali became the supreme leader of Mysore.
Samoothiri once again sent his army to Palakkad demanding one-fifth of
the revenue as agreed upon after the successful war led by Chencheeri
Namboothiri earlier. Samoothiri's army attacked the forts of Palakkad Raja
and killed a number of Achans. Those who escaped from the massacre turned
for help to Haider Ali. Itti Kombi Achan entered into an agreement with
Haider Ali, who agreed to help the Raja of Palakkad to regain his lost
territory from the Samoothiri. Palakkad Raja had refrained from this move
till he was forced to do so, because no other king in Malabar, including
Vellaattiri, supported this.
Hearing of the agreement of Palakkad Raja with Hyder, the Samoothiri
himself withdrew from the conquered territory of Palakkad. This gave
further confidence to Hyder that Samoothiri could be easily defeated in
war. Samoothiri had courted defeat even before the 'scent' of war. This
also further demoralized his commanders. Meanwhile the Rajas of Palakkad
became a tributary to Mysore and agreed to pay a sum of 5000 fanams to
Mysore annually. They were considered to be faithful allies of Hyder
Hyder Ali next demanded the sum of 12 lakhs as previously agreed by the
Samoothiri to Maqdum. Samoothiri pleaded to Hyder for more time.
1766 - The last Mamankam conducted by Samoothiri. As usual Chavers came
from Walluvanad. Every Mamankam conducted under the Samoothiri, from
approx. 1364 to 1766, witnessed the sacrifice of these Chavers who
preferred death to defeat.
Soon, Hyder after occupying Kadathanad, made a triumphant entry into
Kozhikkode. The battle by the Mysore army had been won long before the
actual battle began. The Samoothiri after sending his relatives to Ponnani,
locked himself up in his fort and committed suicide.