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Sikkim: Heads of State: 1642-1975

Ruling House: rNam-rgyal (Namgyal)
Mi-dbang Chos-rgyal-chen-po [1]
? ? 1642 - ? ? 1670 Phun-tshogs rNam-rgyal (Phuntso Namgyal I)
? ? 1670 - ? ? 1700 bsTan-srung rNam rgyal (Tensung Namgyal)
? ? 1700 - ? ? 1717 Phyag-rdor rNam-rgyal (Chhagdor Namgyal)
? ? 1717 - ? ? 1733 'Gyur-med rNam-rgyal (Gyurmed Namgyal)
? ? 1733 - ? ? 1733 Phun-tshogs rNam-rgyal (Phuntso Namgyal II)
? ? 1733 - ? ? 1736 rTa-mgrin Tshes-bcu-thar-pa (Tamding Tshechutharpa) [2]
? ? 1736 - ? ? 1780 Phun-tshogs rNam-rgyal (Phuntso Namgyal II) (x)
? ? 1780 - ? ? 1793 bsTan-'dzin rNam-rgyal (Tenzing Namgyal)
? ? 1793 - ? ? 1862 gTsug-phud rNam-rgyal (Tsugphud Namgyal)
? ? 1862 - ? Apr 1874 Srid-skyong rNam-rgyal (Sidkeong Namgyal)
? Apr 1874 - 10 Feb 1914 mThu-stobs rNam-rgyal (Thutob Namgyal) [3]
10 Feb 1914 - 5 Dec 1914 Srid-skyong Sprul-sku rNam-rgyal (Sidkeong Trulku Namgyal)
8 Dec 1914 - 2 Dec 1963 bKra-shis rNam-rgyal (Tashi Namgyal)
3 Dec 1963 - 14 Apr 1975 dPal-ldan Don-grub rNam-rgyal (Palden Thondup Namgyal)
Chief Executive
14 Apr 1975 - 16 May 1975 Bipin Bihārī Lāl

[1] Transcription: Chogyal; in communications with British and Indian authorities was styled Maharaja/Mahārājā (1861-1965)
[2] Being an usurper, he was possibly styled Rājā.
[3] From 12 Feb 1911 Sir Thutob Namgyal.
Last updated on: 16 Nov 2010 11:19:40