Bir Chandra Manikya

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H.R.H. Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya Debbarman Bahadur
King of Tripura
PredecessorIshan Chandra Manikya
SuccessorRadha Kishore Manikya
ReligionBorok Hinduism
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)

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


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]


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

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  1. ^ "AMC at a glance". Agartala Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
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