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|Chogyal of Sikkim|
|Reign||1874 - 1914|
|Successor||Sidkeong Tulku Namgyal|
|Died||11 February 1914(54–55)|
|Issue||Sidkeong Tulku Namgyal
Mayeum Choying Wangmo Dorji
Thutob Namgyal (Sikkimese: མཐུ་སྟོབས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་; Wylie: mthu-stobs rnam-rgyal) (1860 – 11 February 1914) was the ruling chogyal (monarch) of Sikkim between 1874 and 1914. Thutob ascended to the throne succeeding his half-brother Sidkeong Namgyal who died issueless. Differences between the Nepalese settlers and the indigenous population during his reign led to the direct intervention of the British, who were the de facto rulers of the Himalayan nation. The British ruled in favour of the Nepalese much to the discontent of the chogyal, who then retreated to the Chumbi Valley and allied himself with the Tibetans.
The British sent a military force (Sikkim Expedition), and after a series of skirmishes between the Tibetans and the British near Jelep La, the Tibetans were pushed back and the Chogyal was put under the supervision of John Claude White, who had been appointed Political Officer in 1889. In 1894, he shifted the capital from Tumlong to the present location, Gangtok. He was knighted in 1911.
- 1860 – 1874: Prince Thutob Namgyal.
- 1874 – 1911: His Highness Sri Panch Maharaja Thutob Namgyal, Maharaja Chogyal of Sikkim.
- 1911 – 1914: His Highness Sri Panch Maharaja Sir Thutob Namgyal, Maharaja Chogyal of Sikkim, KCIE.
- KCIE: Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire, 12 December 1911.
- Empress of India Gold Medal, 1 January 1877.
- Delhi Durbar Gold Medal, 1 January 1903.
- Delhi Durbar Golf Medal, 11 December 1911.
"History of Sikkim". Home Department, Govt of Sikkim. Retrieved 1 July 2006.
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Thutob NamgyalBorn: 1860 Died: 11 February 1914
|Chogyal of Sikkim
1874 – 1914
Sidkeong Tulku Namgyal