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1923 - 1947 Colonel H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, GBE (c 1.1.1946), KCSI (3.6.1935). b. at Agartala, 19th August 1908, second son of H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Radhakrishnapada Sri Sri Sri Kirit Birendra Kishore Deb Manikya Barman Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, by his third wife, H.H. Sri Srimati Maharani Soumendra Mahadevi, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Srila-Srijukta Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Jubaraj Goswami Bahadur, 25th November 1909. Succeeded on the death of his father, 17th August 1923 and was invested with full ruling powers, 5th September 1923. Installed by the Governor of Bengal, Sir Francis Jackson, in person, at Agartala, 19th August 1927. Ascended the tukht, at the Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, 29th January 1928. Cmsnd as Hon Capt British Army 19/6/1937, attached The Rajput Regiment IA, prom Hon Maj 21/7/1942, Hon Lieut-Col 26/12/1944, and Hon Col 15/10/1946. Hon Col 5th (Bengal Presidency) Urban Infantry, ITF 19/3/1939. Col-in-Chief Tripura Bir Bikram Manikya Rifles. Presdt Kshatriya Mahasabha (Calcutta 1938), Puri Banga Sabitya Sammelan and Sangeet Sammelan (1940). Founded the Order of Tripura in two classes, on 10th Kartik, 1346 Tripurabha. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), 39/45 and Burma Stars (1945), and British War (1945) medals. m. (first) at Balrampur, 16th January 1929, H.H. Sri Srimati Maharani Bara Kirtimani Mahadevi (d. at Agartala, 2nd November 1930), sixth daughter of H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Bhagabati Prasad Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Balrampur, KCIE, KBE. m. (second) at Mahendra Bhavan, Panna 28th May 1931, H.H. Radhakrishnapada Srila Srimati Maharani Kanchan Prabhavati Mahadevi (b. at Panna, 28th May 1914; d. 1973), Presdt Tripura Council of Regency during the minority of her young son 17th May 1947 to 12th January 1948, and sole Regent with the title of Radhakrishnapada Srila Srimati Maharani Prabhavati Mahadevi 12th January 1948 to 15th October 1949, eldest daughter of Colonel H.H. Mahendra Maharaja Sri Sir Yadvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Panna, KCSI, KCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Mahendra Maharani Sri Manhar Kunwarba Sahiba, KIH, only daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharaja Raol Sri Sir Bhavsinhji Takhtsinhji Sahib, Maharaja Thakore Sahib of Bhavnagar, KCSI. m. (a) … He d. 17th May 1947, having had issue, seven sons and three daughters:
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1947 - [2006] Colonel H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Kirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura. b. at Tripura House, Calcutta, Bengal, 12th December 1933, eldest son of Colonel H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Radhakrishnapada Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, GBE, KCSI, by his second wife, H.H. Radhakrishnapada Srila Srimati Maharani Kanchan Prabhavati Mahadevi, sometime Maharani Regent of Tripura, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Isabella Thoburn Coll, Lucknow, and Allahabad Univ (BA). Invested as Heir Apprent with the title of Srila-Srijukta Kirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Jubaraj Goswami Bahadur, at Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, 12th December 1940. Succeeded on the death of his father, 17th May 1947. Reigned under the guardianship of a Council of Regency presided over by his mother until 12th January 1948, and under her sole Regency from that date. Tripura acceded to the Dominion of India on 13th August 1947, and merged into India on 15th October 1949 as a consequence of the Tripura Merger Agreement concluded by the Regent on his behalf on 9th September 1949. Tripura, thereafter being classed as a 'C' class state administered by a Chieg Commissioner appointed by the Government of India. He came of age and was formally invested at Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, 12th December 1954. MP (Lok Sabha) for East Tripura 1967-1971, 1977-1980, and 1989-1991. Col-in-Chief Tripura Bir Bikram Manikya Rifles 17/5/1947-1949. Master of the Order of Tripura in two classes 17/5/1947-2006. The Government of India amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Chair North-East Council. Founder Mbr Tripura Cricket Assoc. Patron Barkhi Halam 1974-2006. Life Mbr The Cricket Assoc of Bengal (CAB). Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) at Samudra Mahal, Worli, Bombay, 6th March 1960, H.H. Sri Srimati Maharani Padmavati Mahadevi [Akka Sahib] (b. at Lashkar, Gwalior, 23rd February 1942; d. at Calcutta, West Bengal, 29th April 1964), eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir George Jivaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Srinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malik-i-Mua'zzam-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, by his wife H.H. Srimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Vijaya Raja Bai Sahiba, daughter of Srimant Thakur Mahendra Singhji. m. (second) at Lucknow, 1970, H.H. Sri Srimati Maharani Bibhu Kumari Mahadevi (b. at Mussoorie, Dehradun, 28th June 1944; d. from heart failure, at Lucknow, 27th November 2013), educ. Isabella Thoburn Coll, Lucknow (BA), MLA Tripura 1983-1991, State Minister for Revenue & Local Govt 1988-1991, MP (Lok Sabha) 1991-1996, Vice-Presdt International Maha Bodhi Soc (Calcutta) 1976, and Mahila Sakti 1988-1989, Patron Craft Council of West Bengal 1982-2013, and Komino Chubamah 1991-2013, eldest daughter of Sri Raja Luv Shah, Raja of Khairigarh-Singahi, in the Kheri district of UP, by his second wife, Srimathi Rani Meenakshi Devi, daughter of Kanwar Badri Singh, of Sirmur. He d. suddenly from heart failure, at the Woodlands Nursing Home, Calcutta, West Bengal, 27th November 2006, having had issue, two daughters by his first wife, and one son and two daughters by his second wife:

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[2006] H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura. b. at Delhi, 4th July 1977, only son of Colonel H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Sri Sri Sri Kirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, by his second wife, H.H. Sri Srimati Maharani Maharani Bibhu Kumari Mahadevi, educ. St Edmund's Sch (Irish Brothers), and St Anthony's Coll, Shillong (BA). Became Heir Apparent with the title of Srila-Srijukta Jubaraj Goswami Bahadur, at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Tripura, 27th November 2006. Ascended the tukht, at the Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, 29th November 2006. Hotelier and businessman in real estate and exports. Involved in social work. Chair Royal Heritage Hotel (Tripura Castle, Shillong). Chair & Managing Editor of "The Northeast Today" newspaper. General Secretary Northeast Youth Congress Cttee (NEYCC). Patron for the disabled and the under privileged sch. (Providance). Exec Mbr All-India Congress. Mbr North-Eastern Tourism Development Cttee, Indian Football Supporters Club (IFSC), etc.
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