Tripura was a leader until the merger with the Indian Union on November 15, 1949. The last king Bir Bikram was on the throne, just before India`s independence. But he died on May 17, 1947, in Agartala, could not see the dawn of India`s independence. According to Rajmala (the Chronicles of the Kings), Tripura was ruled by 184 Tripuri Kings with sovereign and independent status before merging with the Indian Union in 1949. The last king in power, Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman, ascended the throne in 1923. He was commonly known as the “modern architect of Tripura” because he gave life to some important developments in the state, including educational and agrarian reforms. In 1939, he reserved land for the indigenous population, which later contributed to the creation of the Autonomous District Council. He also built the first airport in Tripura. 4. I hereby declare that I am assured that I have the Dominion of India that an agreement be reached between the Governor General and the Sovereign of that State under which the legislature will exercise in that state a law of domination concerning the administration of any law of domination, then such an agreement is considered part of this instrument and is interpreted and effective, so maharaja is entitled to full ownership, use and enjoyment of all private real estate (unlike state property) owned by it at the time of the agreement.

The Maharajah will present to the Dominion government, before October 10, 1949, an inventory of all the real estate, securities and cash holdings he held as such. In the event of a dispute over whether a property is private property of the maharajah or state property, it is referred to a magistrate who can be appointed a judge of his court and the decision of that official is final and binding on both parties. At the time of this contract, the Maharajah must acquire full ownership, exploitation and enjoyment of all private property owned by him (unlike public real estate). [1] Maharaja Bir Bikram was the last king to rule the state from 1923 until 17 May 1947, he had decided to merge the spring state of the time, Tripura, with the Indian Union, by pro-laying a royal edict on 28 April 1947. Before the merger with the Indian Union in 1949, Bir Bikram Kishore died of an unsealed death. The state of Tipra was one of the former major states of the world. After the “Rajmala”, or the chronicles of Tripura was continually ruled by so many 184 kings triuried with sovereign and independent status before the merger with the Indian Union in 1949, the last king was Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur Debbarma. His successor Kirit Bikram Debbarma was a minor and still lives today as a living royal symbol of Tipra`s history. King Bir Bikram died in 1947. Then the Regency Council was created to lead the administration under the presidency of Queen Kanchanprabha Devi, the mother of Kirit Bikram.

A few months after the unreasurable death of King Bir Bikram Kishore, Tipra was facing a major crisis and there was a threat from both internal and external forces.