Queen Kanti of Nepal

Kanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah (5 July 1906 – 12 April 1973) was the Queen consort and first wife of Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, King of Nepal. She was the mother of King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah.[citation needed]

Queen Kanti
Queen consort of Nepal
ReignMarch 1919 – 13 March 1955
Born5 July 1906
Sitapur, Kheri, India
Died12 April 1973 (aged 66)
Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal
SpouseTribhuvan of Nepal
IssuePrince Mahendra
Prince Himalaya
Princess Trilokya
Princess Vijaya
Princess Bharati
Full name
Kanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah
HouseShah dynasty (by marriage)
FatherArjan Singh Sahib
MotherKrishnavati Devi Sahiba


She was the daughter of Arjan Singh Sahib, Raja of Chhatara, Barhgaon and Oudh and his wife, Krishnavati Devi Sahiba.

She was married (at a young age in an arranged custom) at the Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, in March 1919, to King Tribhuvan of Nepal[1] as his first wife, in a double ceremony with her younger sister Ishwari, as his second wife.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "King Tribhuvan and Queen Kanti". Archived from the original on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  2. ^ Omsa.org (PDF)
Preceded by
Queen Consort of Nepal
Succeeded by