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H.R.H Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya Debbarman Bahadur
Reign 1862-1896
Predecessor Ishan Chandra Manikya
Successor Radha Kishore Manikya
Religion Hindu
Maharaja Birchandra with his queen Maharani Manamohini in 1880

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

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

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