Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman

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Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman, also known as Bubagra (literally meaning King in Kokborok), is the head of the Manikya dynasty. He was born in Delhi, and now resides in Agartala, Tripura, serving as editor of TNT-The Northeast Today.[1][2]

Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman
PredecessorKirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman
BornSrila-Srijukla Kirit Pradyot DebBarma Jubaraj Goswami Bahadur
(1978-07-04) 4 July 1978 (age 41)
Full name
H.H Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaj Sri Sri Sri Kirit Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman Manikya
FatherKirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman
MotherBibhu Kumari Devi
OccupationPolitical Activist
Kirit Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman
President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
23 August 2018(approx.) – 2019 September
Preceded byBirajit Sinha
Succeeded byLuizinho Faleiro (in-charge)
Chairman of Opposition of Citizen Amendment Bill(2018) Committee
Assumed office
15 June 2018(approx.)
Preceded bycreated
Chairman Of the Tripura Royal Family
Assumed office
Preceded byKirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman
titular holder of Maharaja of Tripura
In office
Preceded byKirit Bikram Kishore Deb Barman
Personal details
Born4 July 1978
ResidenceUjjayanta Palace,Agartala,Tripura
Kingdom of Tripura
Part of History of Tripura
Maha Manikyac.1400–1431
Dharma Manikya I1431–1462
Ratna Manikya I1462–c.1487
Pratap Manikya IIc.1487
Vijaya Manikya I1488
Mukut Manikya1489
Dhanya Manikya1490–1515
Dharma Manikya II1714–1733
Vijaya Manikya III1743–1760
Krishna Manikya1760–1761
Rajdhar Manikya1783–1804
Ramgana Manikya1804–1809
Durga Manikya1809–1813
Kashi Chandra1826–1830
Krishna Kishore1830–1849
Ishan Chandra1849–1862
Bir Chandra1862–1896
Radha Kishore1896–1909
Birendra Kishore1909–1923
Bir Bikram Kishore1923–1947
Kirit Bikram Kishore1947–1949
Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman1978–present
Tripura monarchy data
Manikya dynasty (Royal family)
Agartala (Capital of the kingdom)
Ujjayanta Palace (Royal residence)
Neermahal (Royal residence)
Rajmala (Royal chronicle)
Tripura Buranji (Chronicle)



  • Chairman of the Royal Heritage Hotel
  • Member of the All India Congress Committee
  • Chairman and Editor of The Northeast Today magazine
  • Advisor to the North East Students Committee, Delhi
  • Advisor to the North East Regional Development Association (NERDA)
  • Chairman of the Royal Tripura Foundation;[4]
  • Former Member of the governing council of Tripura Central University
  • General Secretary Tripura Pradesh Congress

Politics, media and sportsEdit

Barman launched The Northeast Today, a magazine targeted at residents of India's northeastern states.[1] This enjoys a readership just shy of 1,00,000. He is one of India's most vocal critics of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and is a prolific guest speaker at universities, the most notable being Harvard.[5]


  1. ^ a b Datta, Sekhar (30 May 2006). "Tripura scion follows in mom's footsteps - Royal foray into politics". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  2. ^ "A royal suitable boy looks for a suitable girl". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Royal Tripura Foundation". Archived from the original on 15 August 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "India's North East on focus at Harvard". Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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