Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman

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Krit Pradyot Deb Barman
PredecessorKirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman
Born (1978-07-04) 4 July 1978 (age 40)
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)

Pradyot Deb Barman, also known as P. B. K. Manikya (born 4 July 1978), is the head of the Manikya dynasty. He was born in Delhi, and now resides in Agartala, Tripura. He is the Working President of the Tripura Pradesh Congress, as well as serving as editor of TNT-The Northeast Today.[1][2]


  • Working President Tripura Pradesh Congress[3]
  • Chairman of the Royal Heritage Hotel
  • Member of the All India Congress Committee
  • Chairman and Editor of The Northeast Today magazine
  • Advisor to the North East Students Committee, Delhi
  • Advisor to the North East Regional Development Association (NERDA)
  • Chairman of the Royal Tripura Foundation;[4]
  • Former Member of the governing council of Tripura Central University
  • General Secretary Tripura Pradesh Congress

Politics, media and sports[edit]

Barman launched The Northeast Today, a magazine targeted at residents of India's northeastern states.[1] This enjoys a readership just shy of 1,00,000. He is one of India's most vocal critics of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and is a prolific guest speaker at universities, the most notable being Harvard.[5]


  1. ^ a b Datta, Sekhar (30 May 2006). "Tripura scion follows in mom's footsteps - Royal foray into politics". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  2. ^ "A royal suitable boy looks for a suitable girl". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  4. ^ "Royal Tripura Foundation". Archived from the original on 15 August 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "India's North East on focus at Harvard". Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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