Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman

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H.R.H Maharaja Col Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman Bahadur GBE, KCSI
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Reign 1923-1947
Predecessor Birendra Kishore Manikya
Successor Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya ,regent Kanchan Prava Devi from 1947 to 1949
Religion Hindu

Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur GBE, KCSI (19 August 1908 – 17 May 1947) was a king of Tripura.

He was the king before the merger of Tripura with India. He succeeded his father, Birendra Kishore Manikya Debbarman, on 13 August 1923. He was succeeded by his own son, Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore, who ruled for two years till the merger with India in 1949.

Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman is considered the father of modern architecture in Tripura,[citation needed] as the entire planning of present day Tripura was initiated during his rule. He is also considered one of the pioneers in land reforms. In 1939, he reserved land for the local Tripura tribals, which was later instrumental in the creation of the Tripura autonoumus district council.[citation needed] He also built the first airport in Tripura, which is today the second busiest airport in the entire northeast.[citation needed]

Legacy[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • 1908-1909: Prince Kishore
  • 1909-1923: Srila-Srijukta Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Jubaraj Goswami Bahadur
  • 1923-1935: His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura
  • 1935-1937: His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, KCSI
  • 1937-1942: Captain His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, KCSI
  • 1942-1944: Major His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, KCSI
  • 1944-1946: Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, KCSI
  • 1946-1947: Colonel His Highness Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, GBE, KCSI

Honours[edit]

(ribbon bar, as it would look today)

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Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman
Manikya Dynasty
Born: 19 August 1908 Died: 17 May 1947
Preceded by
Birendra Kishore Manikya
King of Tripura
1923–1947
Succeeded by
Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya