Tripura CM writes a book on the last King of the state; release delayed due to demise of former PM
New Delhi, Aug 20: Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister of Tripura, who has the credit of ousting the Communist government from the state Biplab Kumar Deb, has come out with a book on the last king of the state. The book was supposed to get released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party chief Amit Shah at the National executive of the party in New Delhi on August 19 but it got postponed.
The launch of the book has been postponed for around a month. Actually August 19, 2018 was the 110th birth anniversary of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur of Tripura who is known to be the architect of modern Tripura who is a much respected figure in the state. He died at a very young age of 39 but his achievement for the state is big.
Sources in the Tripura government told One India that the book is about the working of the King and how he had led the state to the modernity. The book also talks about good governance, democracy and his relations with British rulers of the time.
The book tells about the King being face of the northeaste, his foreign tours and his vision about the region. The book has been first printed in the English and Hindi version but its Bangla version is getting translated. The Union cabinet under the prime minister Narendra Modi recently decided airport of Tripura in Agartala to be named after him. He was the last King of the state who had died in May 1947.
Tripura was a sovereign state in itself under Veer Vikram Manikya and his predecessors that is all mentioned in the book before it merged into Indian in 1949. A gold coin was also issued by the CM on his 110 birthday. He is considered to be the father of the modern Tripura, who is credited with the entire planning of the present-day Tripura that was initiated during his regime. A pioneers of land reforms who he reserved land for Tripura tribals in 1939, which was later instrumental in the creation of the Tripura autonomous district council. He also built the first airport in Tripura, which is today the second busiest airport in the entire northeast.