Tripura celebrated the 112th birth anniversary of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya on Wednesday.
The State Government organized a programme at Benuban Bihar of Agartala where chief minister Biplab Deb and deputy chief minister Jishnu Debbarman paid floral tributes to Bir Bikram.
Maharaja Bir Bikram was the last king of Tripura.
After his death at the age of 39, Tripura merged with Indian Territory in October, 1949.
After forming government in Tripura, the BJP had declared state holiday on the birthday of late Maharaja from last year.
They also renamed Agartala airport on the name of Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya.
BJP president Manik Saha in a circular to his party workers directed to celebrate Bir Bikram’s birthday on August 19.
BJP-IPFT government is very much enthusiastic with late Maharaja’s legacy.
Tripura has one Airport, Stadium, College and State University in Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya’s name.
At Benuban Bihar attending the program of birth anniversary celebration of late Maharaja, Biplab Deb said, Tripura will remain ever grateful to him for his relentless service to the State through his modern thinking and hard work.
He was a visionary of modern Tripura, said the chief minister.
Deb said hat King Bikram (1908-47), who had ruled the state from 1923 to May 17, 1947, had decided to merge the then princely state of Tripura with the Indian Union by issuing a royal edict on April 28, 1947, appointing Barrister Girija Shankar Guha as his domain’s representative in the Constituent Assembly.