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Debbarma is the surname of Tripuri Clan from tripura or the title generally used by the Kokborok-speaking (Tibeto-Burmese) Borok (Tripuri) people, the indigenous people of Tripura, a state in India. This is one of the cases where use of a surname reflects ethnic or tribal membership. The Debbarmas are the majority communities of a state called tripura till the Princely state tripura merged with Indian territory.

Variations of the surname is also used and is also officially recognized by the state government in Tripura and Bangladesh. The standard form is Debbarma. Variations include:

  • Debbarman
  • Dev Barman
  • Dev Burman
  • Deb Barma
  • DebBurman
  • Dev Verma
  • Dev Varman

Notable individuals

  • historically, the kings of Tripuri (Majaraja Pradyot Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman Present)
  • historically, the kings of Tripuri (Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman 1908–1947)
  • Sachin Dev Burman, Bollywood composer and singer
  • Meera Dev Burman, Lyricist, Singer, Chief Assistant Music Composer
  • Rahul Dev Burman, Bollywood composer and singer
  • Dasarath Deb, the only Borok Chief minister of Tripura since the kingdom joined in Indian territory.
  • Somdev Devvarman, Famous Indian tennis player
  • Sourabhee Debbarma, first female indian idol winner, TV performer and singer

See also


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