Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarma Bahadur || The "Modern Architect of Tripura"

The Northeast Dialogue

The birth anniversary of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, revered as the architect of modern Tripura, was observed with solemnity and festivity this Saturday. 

Maharaja (Bubagra) Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman - popularly known as the "Modern Architect of Tripura" was born on 19th August 1908 in Tripura. He was the first to set up a Higher educational institution in Tripura. 
He was the son of Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Bahadur Debbarman. Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman is considered the father of modern architecture in Tripura, as the entire planning of present-day Tripura was initiated during his rule. It was for his farsightedness that he reserved land for the local indigenous people of Tripura (native Tripuri), whose outcome is said to be the present TTAADC (Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Councils) Areas. He died at a very young age of 39 in 1947.
At the time of Partition, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya of Tripura was the first king to announce the union with the Indian Union. Ever since the British started adopting the policy of divide and rule, the Maharaja first supported the Indian Union. 
In recognition of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur’s significant role in shaping Tripura, the state government declared his birthday as a public holiday, aiming to ensure that the younger generation is well-acquainted with his historic contributions.


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