Agartala Airport To Be Named After Tripura’s Ruler

Highlights

Agartala Airport to be named after Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur.

Key Facts

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Agartala Airport will be named after Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur.

It is a historic decision taken for the people of Tripura by Central government. 

Background

Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur sowed the seeds for development of a modern Tripura.

Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, who ascended the throne of the erstwhile Tripura Princely State in 1923, was an enlightened and benevolent ruler.

Agartala Airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by Maharaja.

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