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Pratap Singh Shah

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Pratap Singh Shah
King of Nepal
Reign11 January 1775 – 17 November 1777
Coronation12 January 1775[citation needed]
PredecessorPrithvi Narayan Shah
SuccessorRana Bahadur Shah
Born16 April 1751
Gorkha, Nepal
Died17 November 1777 (aged 26) (tuberculosis)
Kathmandu, Nepal
SpouseRajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi
IssueNagendra Shah (died young)
Rana Bahadur Shah
Bidur Bahadur Shah
Sher Bahadur Shah
Regnal name
Shree Paanch Maharajadhiraj Pratap Singh Shah Dev
FatherPrithvi Narayan Shah
MotherNarendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi

Pratap Singh Shah, King of Nepal (Nepali: श्री ५ महाराजाधिराज प्रतापसिंह शाह देव), (16 April 1751– 17 November 1777),[1] was the second King of Nepal. He was the eldest son of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king who started the unification of Nepal.

He became King at the age of 24 in 1775. Pratap Singh Shah ruled only up to 1777 for 36 months, and died of smallpox at the age of 26. He was succeeded by his two-year-old son Rana Bahadur Shah. He did not actively participate in the unification campaign led by his father. The boundaries of Nepal continued to extend after his reign, as his wife Rajendra Laxmi and his brother Prince Bahadur Shah continued the unification campaign as regents of his son Ranabahadur Shah.


  1. ^ "Royal Court of Nepal". Archived from the original on 10 November 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2006.
Pratap Singh Shah
Born: 16 April 1751 Died: 17 November 1777
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Nepal
Succeeded by