Rana Bahadur Shah

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Rana Bahadur Shah
King of Nepal
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Reign 17 November 1777 – 8 March 1799
Coronation January 1778[1]
Born 25 May 1775
Birthplace Basantapur, Nepal
Died 25 April 1806 (aged 30)
Place of death Basantapur, Nepal
Predecessor Pratap Singh Shah
Successor Girvan Yuddha Bikram Shah Deva
Royal house Shah dynasty
Father Pratap Singh Shah
Mother Rajendra Rajya Laxmi Devi
Religious beliefs Hinduism

Rana Bahadur Shah, King of Nepal (Nepali: रण बहादुर शाह) (1775–1806) was the King of Nepal from 1777 to 1806. In 1777, he succeeded to the throne after the death of his father, Pratap Singh Shah. He ruled under the regencies of his mother, Queen Rajendra Rajya Laxmi Devi (died on 13 July 1785 from tuberculosis), and then of his uncle, Bahadur Shah. During this time, the kingdom expanded by conquest to include the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, now part of India. He sent his uncle Bahadur Shah to jail, who later died in jail.

In 1799, he abdicated in favor of his infant son, Girvan Yuddha Bikram Shah Deva, in order to become an ascetic. However, he returned to Nepal, along with Bhimsen Thapa, Bal Narsingh Kunwar, and other supporters, and started taking an active part in the role of governance. On April 25, 1806, he was stabbed to death by his stepbrother, Sher Bahadur Shah.


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Rana Bahadur Shah
Born: 25 May 1775 Died: 25 April 1806
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Pratap Singh Shah
King of Nepal
Succeeded by
Girvan Yuddha Bikram Shah Deva