History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -17
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -536
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
After death of Prithvi Narayan Shah, his son Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah was coroneted on 10th January 1775. Prithvi Narayan had two sons- Singhpratap and Bahadur Shah.
The wars and battles for Gorkha Kingdom expansion were continued in the Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah period as it was not possible to keep busy army without battles. Gorkha army led by Abhiman Singh Basnet attacked on Tinhu Kingdom. In 1777, Gorkha army captured Upardang and Chittaun regions.
From the time, Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah sat on crown, Daljit Singh the Uncle of Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah and Bahadur Shah were busy on expelling Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah from the crown. Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah came to know the conspiracy. Daljit Singh had to flee from Nepal. Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah captured his brother Bahadur Shah and put him jail. After some time, Bahadur Shah was sent into exile.
Singhpratap or Pratap Singh Shah died in October 1777 two and half years of taking the rule. His two and half year old son Ran Bahadur Shah was coroneted in 1777.
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -537
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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