Debashish Roy

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Raja Barrister Debashish Roy (born 9 April 1959)[1] is the current titular King of the Chakma Circle, Bangladesh's largest indigenous community. His son, Tribhuvan Roy was made the Crown Prince in 2003.

Debashish Roy became King after his father Tridev Roy went into exile following the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. In the 1970 general election Raja Tridev Roy had been elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as one of the only two non Awami League candidates from East Pakistan. The former king who opposed the independence of Bangladesh fled Rangamati and escaped to Pakistan at the fag end of the Bangladesh Liberation War. However most of the royal family, including the Queen and Crown Prince, were still left at the Rangamati Palace. After the emergence of Bangladesh, Crown Prince Debashish Roy was proclaimed King due to the absence of his father.

Debashish Roy is a lawyer by profession and recently served as a Special Assistant to the Chief Advisor of Bangladesh (Head of the Interim Government) with rank and status of a State Minister during the 2006–2008 Bangladeshi political crisis. He was in charge of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs and the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

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  1. ^ Chakma Raj family Royal website. Retrieved 28 January 2011

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