Surendra of Nepal

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Surendra Bikram Shah
King of Nepal
King Surendra Bikram Shah 1.jpg
Picture of King Surendra Bikram Shah with two body guards taken by the then British Assistant Resident Clarence Comyn Taylor around 1862 - 1865.
Reign 12 May 1847 – 17 May 1881
Coronation 12 May 1847[1]
Predecessor Rajendra Bikram Shah
Successor Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah
Dynasty Shah dynasty
Dynasty House of Shah
Father Rajendra Bikram Shah
Mother Samrajya Laxmi Devi
Born 20 October 1829
Basantapur, Nepal
Died 17 May 1881 (aged 51)
Basantapur, Nepal
Religion Hinduism

Surendra Bikram Shah (1829–1881) was King of Nepal between 1847 and 1881. He became king after Prime Minister Jang Bahadur Rana forced the abdication of Surendra's father, Rajendra Bikram Shah. Surendra wielded little real power, with Jang Bahadur Rana effectively ruling the country during Surendra's reign.

Surendra's son Trilokya Bir Bikram Shah married two of Jang Bahadur Rana's daughters. Trilokya died in 1878, and Trilokya's son Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah became heir to the throne.

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Surendra of Nepal
Born: 20 October 1829 Died: 17 May 1881
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Rajendra Bikram Shah
King of Nepal
1847–1881
Succeeded by
Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah