Prince Nirajan of Nepal

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Prince Nirajan
Prince of Nepal
Born (1978-11-06)6 November 1978
Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died 1 June 2001(2001-06-01) (aged 22)
Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal
(victim of the Nepalese royal massacre)
Full name
Nirajan Bir Bikram Shah Dev
House Shah dynasty
Father King Birendra of Nepal
Mother Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
Religion Hinduism

Prince Nirajan Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Nepali: निराजन बीरविक्रम शाह; 6 November 1978 – 1 June 2001) was a Prince of Nepal, younger brother of King Dipendra, who was responsible[1][2] for the Nepalese royal massacre, in which Nirajan and other royals were killed at a dinner in 2001. Nirajan was next in line to the throne after Dipendra.

Education and Interests[edit]

He was educated from Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu and had a degree of B.B.A. from Kathmandu College of Management. He was interested in sports and specially in swimming.


He died in the infamous Nepalese royal massacre on 1 June 2001 along with his father, mother, sister and other close royal relatives.


National Honours
  • Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Birendra (31/01/1997).[3]



  1. ^ Rahul Bedi; Alex Spillius (2001-06-08). "Massacre witness blames Crown Prince". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ Nepal survivors blame prince
  3. ^ Royal Ark