Surpratap Shah

Surapratap Shah (Nepali: सुरप्रताप शाह) or Surya Pratap Shah (Nepali: सूर्यप्रताप शाह) was a prince of the Gorkha Kingdom. He was active during the Unification of Nepal led by his brother, King Prithvi Narayan Shah.[1]

Surpratap Shah
Prince of Gorkha
BornGorkha Kingdom
Nepaliसूर्यप्रताप शाह
DynastyShah dynasty
FatherNara Bhupal Shah

He participated in the Battle of Kirtipur and the Battle of Makwanpur.[2][3] He command the Battle of Kirtipur, in the battle, he lost his left eye, which led people to call him "a blind man".[4][5]

Shah also held the title of Kaji.[2] In the early 1970s, Shah went into exile in the Tanahun Kingdom, after Prithvi Narayan Shah and Surpratap had quarreled.[6] This led to Prithvi Narayan Shah invading Tanahun.[6]

Kirtipur War Memorial Park, an under-construction park, is set to depict the Battle of Kirtipur, and it is planned to show Surpratap Shah being struck by an arrow.[7]


  1. ^ Shrestha, D. B.; Singh, C. E.; Singh, C. B. (1972). The History of Ancient and Medieval Nepal in a Nutshell: With Some Comparative Traces of Foreign History. HMG Press. p. 46.
  2. ^ a b Itihas. Director of State Archives, Government of Andhra Pradesh. 1979. p. 46.
  3. ^ Khand, Jitendra Dhoj (2005). Strategic Thought. Aarati, Prapti, Ajeeta Khand. p. 203. ISBN 978-99946-57-64-3.
  4. ^ Voice of History: An Annual Journal of T.U. History Association. T.U. History Association. 2000. p. 2.
  5. ^ Dangol, Sanu Bhai (1999). The Palace in Nepalese Politics: With Special Reference to the Politics of 1951 to 1990. Ratna Pustak Bhandar. p. 10.
  6. ^ a b Stiller, Ludwig F. (1968). Prithwinarayan Shah in the Light of Dibya Upadesh. Himalaya Book Centre. p. 13.
  7. ^ Baral, Aditi (9 August 2019). "Differences over Battle of Kirtipur as War Memorial Park construction gathers pace". My Republica. Retrieved 27 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)