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H.R.H Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya Debbarman Bahadur
King of Tripura
Reign 1862-1896
Predecessor Ishan Chandra Manikya
Successor Radha Kishore Manikya
Religion Hindu

Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya of the Manikya Dynasty was the king of Tripura from 1862 to 1896.

Biography[edit]

He is regarded as the architect of modern Agartala city.[1] In 1862 Bir Chandra Manikya started the urbanisation of the Agartala.In 1871 he established the Agartala Municipality.

He established Umakanta Academy, the first western school in Tripura, in 1890. The King was an enthusiastic photographer. He was the first king of India to organize an annual photographic exhibition in his palace.[2]

Maharaja Birchandra with his queen Maharani Manamohini in 1880 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMC at a glance". Agartala Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.the-south-asian.com/march2007/old_photographs_people_india.htm

External links[edit]


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