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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Reign 1923-1947
Predecessor Birendra Kishore Manikya
Successor Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya (with Kanchan Prava Devi as Regent) from 1947 to 1949
Religion Hindu

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

He was the king before the merger of Tripura with India. He succeeded his father, Birendra Kishore Manikya Debbarma, on 13 August 1923. He was succeeded by his own son, Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore, who was king for two years till the state's accession to India in 1949, but who did not rule, as he was a minor.

Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarma 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 Manikya 1463-1515
Dharma Manikya II 1714-1733
Vijay Manikya II 1743-1760
Krishna Manikya 1760-1761
Rajdhar Manikya 1783-1804
Ramgana Manikya 1804-1809
Durga Manikya 1809-1813
Kashi Chandra 1826-1830
Krishna Kishore 1830-1849
Ishan Chandra 1849-1862
Bir Chandra 1862-1896
Radha Kishore 1896-1909
Birendra Kishore 1909-1923
Bir Bikram Kishore 1923–1947
Kirit Bikram Kishore 1947-1949
Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman 1978-
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 Barma 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 Barma 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 Barma 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 Barma 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 Barma 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 Barma Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, GBE, KCSI

Honours[edit]

(ribbon bar, as it would look today)

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Burma Star BAR.svg War Medal 39-45 BAR.svg GeorgeVSilverJubileum-ribbon.png GeorgeVICoronationRibbon.png

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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