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Encyclopedia > Mahendra of Nepal

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (June 11, 1920 - January 31, 1972) was king of Nepal from 1955 to 1972. He succeeded his father, Tribhuvan, who had, after years as a puppet of the Rana family, finally managed to break their 150-year hegemony over the country. Unlike his father, however, Mahendra was not a supporter of parliamentary democracy, and he banned opposition parties in the 1960s. After his sudden death, he was succeeded by his son Birendra. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev (30 June 1906–13 March 1955) was King of Nepal from 1911 to 1950 and from 1951 until his death. ... A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (December 28, 1945 - June 1, 2001) was king of Nepal from 1972 until 2001, and the son of King Mahendra, whom he succeeded. ...


A younger son, Gyanendra, was king as a small child from 1950 to 1951 when Tribhuvan, Mahendra and Birendra had fled the country to escape from the Rana family. After 50 years, Gyanendra reassumed the throne when his brother Birendra was killed in 2001. King Gyanendra King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal (born July 7, 1947) has been the king of Nepal since June 2001. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

  • History of Nepal


Ancient History Main article: Licchavi Between about 400 and 750 AD, Nepals present capital Kathmandu was ruled by the Licchavi kingdom. ...

Preceded by:
Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah
King of Nepal
1955–1972
Succeeded by:
Birendra Bir Bikram Shah


King Tribhuhvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev (1906-March 13, 1955) was king of Nepal from 1911 until his death. ... The king of Nepal is known as the Raja; his Queen is known as the Rani. ... Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (December 28, 1945 - June 1, 2001) was king of Nepal from 1972 until 2001, and the son of King Mahendra, whom he succeeded. ...


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Mahendra of Nepal - definition of Mahendra of Nepal in Encyclopedia (168 words)
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (June 11, 1920 - January 31, 1972) was king of Nepal from 1955 to 1972.
Unlike his father, however, Mahendra was not a supporter of parliamentary democracy, and he banned opposition parties in the 1960s.
A younger son, Gyanendra, was king as a small child from 1950 to 1951 when Tribhuvan, Mahendra and Birendra had fled the country to escape from the Rana family.
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