Bir Chandra Manikya

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H.R.H. Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya Debbarman Bahadur
King of Tripura
Reign 1862-1896
Predecessor Ishan Chandra Manikya
Successor Radha Kishore Manikya
Religion Hindu
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)

Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya of the Manikya Dynasty was the king of Tripura from 1862 to 1896.

Biography[edit]

He is regarded as the architect of modern Agartala city.[1] In 1862 Bir Chandra Manikya started the urbanisation of the Agartala.In 1871 he established the Agartala Municipality.

He established Umakanta Academy, the first western school in Tripura, in 1890. The King was an enthusiastic photographer. He was the first king of India to organize an annual photographic exhibition in his palace.[2]

Maharaja Birchandra with the queen Maharani Manamohini in 1880 

Legacy[edit]

He was one of the main characters of the novel Prathom Alo/প্রথম আলো by Sunil Ganguly.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMC at a glance". Agartala Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.the-south-asian.com/march2007/old_photographs_people_india.htm

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