Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman

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H.R.H. Maharaja Colonel Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarma Bahadur GBE, KCSI
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Reign1923-1947
PredecessorBirendra Kishore Manikya
SuccessorKirat Bikram Kishore Manikya (with Kanchan Prava Devi as Regent) from 1947 to 1949
RegentChantai
SpouseKanchan Prava Devi
IssueKirat Bikram Kishore Manikya
Full name
His Royal Highness Maharaja Colnel Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarma Bahadur
DynastyManikya Dynasty
FatherMaharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya
MotherMaharani Manamohini Devi
ReligionHindu

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

He was succeeded by his son, Maharaja Kirat Bikram Kishore, who was the nominal king for two years till the state's merger into India in 1949. Since he was a minor during this time, the state was governed by a Council of Regency headed by his mother.

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]

Kingdom of Tripura
Part of History of Tripura
Kings of Tripura
Dhanya Manikya1463-1515
Dharma Manikya II1714-1733
Vijay Manikya II1743-1760
Krishna Manikya1760-1761
Rajdhar Manikya1783-1804
Ramgana Manikya1804-1809
Durga Manikya1809-1813
Kashi Chandra1826-1830
Krishna Kishore1830-1849
Ishan Chandra1849-1862
Bir Chandra1862-1896
Radha Kishore1896-1909
Birendra Kishore1909-1923
Bir Bikram Kishore1923–1947
Kirit Bikram Kishore1947-1949
Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman1978-till now
Tripura monarchy data
Manikya dynasty (Royal family)
Agartala (Capital of the kingdom)
Ujjayanta Palace (Royal residence)
Neermahal (Royal residence)
Rajmala (Royal chronicle)
Tripura Buranji (Chronicle)

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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External links[edit]

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