Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman

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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)

Pradyot Deb Barman, also known as P. B. K. Manikya (born July 4, 1978), is the head of the Royal Family of Tripura. He was born in Delhi, and now resides in Tripura, Agartala. 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 100,000. 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. ^ [1] Archived 2013-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "India’s North East on focus at Harvard". Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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