Karki (name)

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Karki is a family name in Nepal.karki's are of pure Chhetri origin.They were a powerful warrior in ancient Nepal.Kazi Swaroop Singh Karki was very much in power during the rule of king Pratap Singh Shah .Initially Swaroop Singh Karki was army commander of Tirhut princely state in Simraunagadh (Bara). He, despite helping Jayaprakash Malla of Kathmandu during Gorkhali attack in the valley allied with King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha.Pratap Singh Shah wanted to reform the internal administration of the country. In this task, he took Kazi Swaroop Singh Karki into his confidence. With his advice, Pratap Singh Shah divided the lands of Nepal valley into 4 categories in order of productivity viz., `Awal', `Doyam', `Seem' and `Chahar' and planned to lower the revenue to the rate of one-sixth of the gross product. After the death of Pratap Singh Shah, Bahadur Shah returned to Nepal from Bettiah. He began to carry on the administration as regent of King Rana Bahadur Shah. Kazi Swarup Singh Karki had fled to India to escape from punishment because during the rule of king Pratap Singh Shah he had arrested Bahadur Shah .During the rule of Pratap Singh Shah, Swaroop Singh Karki was the most powerful person. Swaroop Singh was more powerful than king. Many historical evidences depict his active role in the annexation of western Nepalese states like Tanahu etc during the unification campaign led by Bahadur Shah. He, along with Amar Singh Thapa, was one of prominent commander in the...
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