Maharajas of Nepal

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The Shah Maharajas of Nepal

Name Succeeds Reign Died Notes
1) Prithvi Narayan 1768-1775 1775 throne of Gorkha 1743; united Nepal
2) Pratap Singh father 1775-1777 1777
3) Rana Bahadur father 1777-1799 1805 succeeded at age of 2; mother and uncle as regents; extended kingdom to Garhwal and Kumaon (*here's* Uttarakhand); abdicated; murdered by stepbrother Sher Bahadur
4) Gyurmed Namgyal father 1717-1733 1733
5) Girvan Yuddha Bikram father 1799-1816 1816 grandmother and uncle as regents
6) Rajendra father 1816-1847 1881 succeeded at age 3; queen mother as regent; abdicated
7) Surendra Bikram father 1847-1881 1881
8) Prithvi Bir Bikram grandfather 1881-1911 1911 installed nation's water and sanitation systems; names daughter crown princess until brother born
9) Tribhuvan Bir Bikram father 1911-50,
1951-1955
1955 succeeded at age 5; mother as regent; exiled; ended reign of Ranas as prime ministers
10) Mahendra Bir Birkram father 1955-1972 1972 constructs Mahendra Highway across entire Terai
11) Birendra Bir Bikram father 1972-2001 2001 murdered by crown prince in family massacre on June 1
12) Shruti father 2001 survives massacre; hospitalized for three weeks
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