Rabindra later became a well known literature figure. Education. Mahendra was captive in Narayanhity Royal Palace, virtually a gilded cage. As had been the case with his father, most of Rajendra's rule was under the regency of Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari (died 1832) and Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa. He became the 12th king of Nepal after his elder brother King Birendra was assassinated in a shooting incident that killed most of his family members. He was born on July 7, 1947, in Kathmandu Nepal. Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was born on July 7, 1947, in the Narayanhiti Royal Palace in Kathmandu. Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was born on June 11, 1920, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Mahendra was homeschooled as a child. Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Although he had a son, Ravindra Shah, from Geeta, neither Geeta was given the title of a queen or the Rabindra a title of a prince. He was brought up alongside five siblings. Rajendra Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1813–1881) was King of Nepal from 1816 to 1847.He became king at age three on the death of his father Girvan Yuddha Bikram Shah Deva. Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is the last king of Nepal. King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th King of Nepal who succeeded King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev after his death in 1972. He was the second son of King Mahendra (reigned 1972-2001). Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Nepali: महेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह; 11 June 1920 – 31 January 1972) was King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972. Mahendra was born on June 11, 1920 to King Tribhuvan of Nepal.Although Tribhuvan was nominally king since 1911. Gyanendra was absent when the incident occurred at a dinner party held at the ‘Narayanhiti Royal Palace’ in Kathmandu. Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, (born December 28, 1945, Kathmandu, Nepal—died June 1, 2001, Kathmandu), king of Nepal from 1972 to 2001, 10th in the line of monarchs in the Shah Dev family.. He was the eldest son of King Mahendra and is believed to be the best king among all the monarchs who have ruled the country. He was educated at St. Joseph College in Darjiling, India. King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was born to King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Queen Kanti Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah on June 11, 1920 at Narayanhity Royal Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal. He studied politics, economics, english language and Nepali language and culture, privately in the Palace. Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the king of Nepal from 2001 to 2008. His Majesty King BIRENDRA BIR BIKRAM SHAH DEV of Nepal, who has been killed aged 55, was the world's only Hindu king and was considered by his followers to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. The thirteenth king of Nepal was born Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev on July 7, 1947. He was born to Crown Prince Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Crown Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi. He completed his study from Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu in 1969. His parents were Queen Kanti Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah and King Tribhuvan of Nepal.