Merger of Tripura with India – UPSC Prelims

Merger of Tripura with India:
  • Tripura was a princely state till the merger with the Indian union on 15th┬áNovember, 1949.
  • The last king Bir Bikram who was on the throne, immediately before India’s independence, died on 17th┬áMay, 1947.
  • After his demise, his minor son Kirri Bikram Mannikya took the throne of Tripura kingdom, but he could not rule as he was minor.
  • So his widow queen Kanchan Prabha took the charge of regency of Tripura and took over the administrative charges.
  • She was instrumental for Merger of the Tripura kingdom in the Indian Union.

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