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HM King GYANENDRA Bir Bikram Shah Dev

BORN : 7 JUL 1947

FATHER : HM King MAHENDRA Bir Bikram Shah Dev [11 JUN 1920 - 31 JAN 1972]
MOTHER : HM Queen Indra Rajya Lakshmi Devi [1924 - 27 AUG 1950]

PARTNER : HM Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi [18 FEB 1951 - ]
Union: 1 MAY 1970, Kathmandu,Nepal

  1. HRH Crown Prince PARAS Bir Bikram Shah Dev [30 DEC 1971 - ]
  2. HRH Princess Prerana Rajya Laxmi Devi

13th King of Nepal 2001/-
Was also briefly King of Nepal 1950/1951
Regent of Nepal for three days in June 2001
Has a keen interest in environmental issues, has been an international member of the World Wildlife Fund since 1997 and is the chair of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. Also patron of the Britain-Nepal Society. Educated at St Josep h's College in Darjeeling, India, he graduated from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu in 1969.
The King has acted as chair of the Regency Council and Royal Representatives' Council, which deals with matters of state during the king's absence and has represented his late father at National Day functions organized by foreign embassies in th e capital. HM the King, who has travelled widely, became a member of the state council in 1977. He also writes lyrics under the pen-name G. Shah.


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