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  HISTORY OF SIKKIM  
  Chogyals Sikkim  
     
 
Sikkim was an independent kingdom ruled by the Chogyals (Kings) until 1975 when it became the 22nd state of the Indian Union.The Chogyals ruled Sikkim for 300 years and the history of Sikkim's Chogyals dates back to the 17th century, when three holy men at Yuksam in West Sikkim, consecrated the first Chogyal.
 
     
 
Over this period due to account of their deeds and actions they wrote their names in history of Sikkim. Until Sikkim became a part of India as the 22nd state, the Choygals were both the law and religion. Palden Thondup Namgyal was the last monarch of Sikkim.
 
     
 
1. 1642 A.D. - Chogyal Phunstok Namgyal
Ascended the throne and was consecrated the first Chogyal of Sikkim,the capital was Yuksam.
2. 1670 A.D. - Tensung Namgyal
Shifted capital to Rabdanste from Yuksam
3. 1700 A.D. - Chakdor Namgyal
Pendiongmu (Half sister) tried to dethrone Chakdor , who had
to flee to Lhasa, but was reinstated as king with the help of Tibetans.
4. 1717 A.D. - Gurmed Namgyal
Sikkim was attacked by Nepalese.
5. 1733 A.D. - Phunstok Namgyal
Nepalese attacked Rabdanste-the capital of Sikkim.
6. 1780 A.D. - Tenzing Namgyal
Chogyal fleed to Tibet and died there.
7. 1793 A.D. - Tsudphud Namgyal
Capital shifted from Rabanste to Tumlong. Treaty of Titalia in 1817 between Sikkim and British India was signed in which territories lost to Nepal were restored to Sikkim. Darjeeling was gifted to British India in 1835. Two Britishers Dr. Campbell and Dr. Hooker captured by the Sikkimese in 1849. Hostilities between British India and Sikkim and a treaty was signed in which Darjeeling was annexed to British India.
8. 1863 A.D. - Sidekong Namgyal
9. 1874 A.D. - Thutob Namgyal
Claude White appointed, as the first Political of Sikkim in 1889. Capital shifted from Tumlong to Gangtok in 1894.
10. 1914 A.D. - Sidekong Namgyal
11. 1914 A.D. - Tashi Namgyal
Treaty between India and Sikkim was signed in 1950.
12. 1963 A.D. - Palden Thondup Namgyal
Sikkim became 22nd state of India on 16th May, 1975. Institution of the Chogyals came to an end.
 
     
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