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1911-1950 and 1951-1955 H.M. Svasti Sri Giriraja Chakra Chudamani Narayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Parama-Ojaswi-Rajanya Parama-Projjwala-Nepal-Tara Parama-Pavitra-Om-Ram-Patta Parama-Jyotirmaya-Subikhyata-Tri-Shakti-Patta Parama-Suprasiddha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Mahadhipati Shriman Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Jang Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaja Vijayinam, King of Nepal. b. at Katmandu, 30th June 1906, only son of H.H. Svasti Sri Giriraja Chakra Chudamani Narayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Projjwala Nepal Tara Mahadhipati Shriman Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharajadhiraja Prithvi Bir Bikram Jang Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaja Vijayinam, Maharajadhiraja of Nepal, by his second wife, H.M. Svasti Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Sriman Maharajadhiraja Patta Rajninam Mahila Bada Maharani Lakshmi Divyeshwari Devi Shahanam Sada Saubhajnabatinam, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 11th December 1911. Crowned at the Nyasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Katmandu, 20th February 1913. Recognised in the style of His Majesty, 27th December 1919. Took refuge at the Indian Embassy in a campaign aimed at removing the Rana oligarchy from power, and deposed in favour of his grandson on the same day, 6th November 1950. Left for India, 11th November 1950. Restored when no foreign government would recognise Prince Gyanendra as King, 8th January. Returned to Katmandu on 15th February and issued a lal mohar removing the Ranas from power 18th February 1951. Field Marshal, Nepalese Army 14/4/1953. Hon. Gen. British Army, 1953. Hon. Gen. IA 1/1/1953, Colonel-in-Chief, 1st Gorkha Rifles (King George V's Own) (The Malaun Regiment), 3rd Gorkha Rifles (Queen Alexandra's Own), 4th Gorkha Rifles (Prince of Wales's Own), 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force), 8th, 9th and 11th Gorkha Rifles, IA /1/1953. Patron-in-Chief Nepal Medical Assoc. 1951-1955. Founded and Sovereign of the Most Refulgent Order of the Star of Nepal (Nepal Taradisha) in four classes on 19th November 1918; the Most Glorious Order of the Ojaswi Rajanya (Ojaswi Rajanyako Manapadvi) in one class on 14th May 1934; the Most Illustrious Order of the The Most Illustrious Order of the Three Devine Powers (Tri Shakti Patta); the Order of Om Ram Patta in one class on 31st October 1946 and reformed the Most Puissant Order of the Gurkha Right Hand (Gorkha-Dakshina Bahu) into an order of four classes on 7th September 1932. Rcvd: the Order of the Supreme Sun of Afghanistan (1.3.1950), GC of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (16.10.1954), Legion of Honour of France, etc. m. (first) at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, March 1919, H.M. Svasti Sri Ojaswi Rajanya Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Sriman Maharajadhiraja Patta Rajninam Bada Maharani Kanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shahanam Sada Saubhajnabatinam [H.M. Queen Kanti] (b. at Sitapur, Kheri, India, 5th July 1906; d. at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, 12th April 1973), rcvd: the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya (1953), Coron. medal 1956, elder daughter of Raja Arjan Singh Sahib, of Chhatara, Barhgaon, Oudh, by his wife, Rani Krishnavati Devi Sahiba. m. (second) at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, March 1919, H.M. Svasti Sri Ojawsi-Rajanya Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Sriman Maharajadhiraja Patta Rajninam Kancha Maharani Ishwari Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shahanam Sada Saubhajnabatinam [H.M. Queen Ishwari] (b. at Sitapur, Kheri, India, September 1907; d. at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu 27th June 1983), Vice-Chair. Univ. Cmsn. 1955-1959, Pro-Chancellor Tribhuvan Univ. 1959-1961, rcvd: the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya (1953), Coron. medals 1956 and 1975, younger daughter of Raja Arjan Singh Sahib, of Chhatara, Barhgaon, Oudh, by his wife, Rani Krishnawati Devi. m. (third) at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, … (d. 1927). He d. at the Canton Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 13th March 1955, having had issue, three sons and ten daughters:
King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, also had issue, six other daughters by junior wives:
*Three unnamed daughters of King Tribhuvan perished during the Great Earthquake, at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, 15th January 1934.
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