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Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur

Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur on his 115th birth anniversary.

  • Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur : Birth: August 19, 1908.
  • Dynasty: Maniyaka
  • He was the last King of Tripura.
  • He was a prominent royal figure who played a pivotal role in the modernization and development of the princely state of Tripura.
  • His reign marked a transformative period in Tripura’s history, characterized by progressive reforms and visionary initiatives.
  • He is popularly known as the Architect of Tripura due to his contribution to educational institutions.
  • He established the Maharaja Bir Bikram College (MBB College) in Agartala, Tripura.
  • Under his leadership, significant infrastructure projects were undertaken.
  • Road networks, bridges, and public buildings were constructed to enhance connectivity and elevate living standards across the state.
  • He built Tripura’s first airport at Agartala.
  • He also set up one of the country’s first municipalities.
  • He initiated land reforms, reserving vast tracks of land for Tripura’s tribal
  • He established hospitals and medical facilities, ensuring accessible and quality medical services for the people of Tripura.