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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 [20 FEB 1978 - ]

11th and last King of Nepal (2001/2008), Head of the Royal Family of Nepal since 2008
He was briefly King of Nepal 1950/1951, and Regent of Nepal for three days in June 2001, he was educated at St Joseph's College in Darjeeling, India, and graduated from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu in 1969; Member of the World Wildlife Fun d since 1997, patron of the Britain-Nepal Society, Supreme Commander of the Royal Nepalese Army, patron of the Royal Nepal Academy, patron of the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, chair of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservati on, the Lumbini Development Fund, the Pashupati Area Development Fund and Chancellor of Tribhuvan University and Mahendra Sanskrit University, appointed Chairman of the Advisory Committee in 1975, Member of the state council in 1977, served as th e member and chairman of the Royal Regent Council and Royal Representative Council, chairman of the editorial board of "Ram Jham," awards and decorations include, Sovereign of all Orders of the Kingdom of Nepal, Ati Suvikkyat Sewalankar, 1968; Sub ha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1956; Bishesh Sewa Padaka, 1971; Subha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1975; Tesro SAARC Shikhara Sammelan Smriti Padaka,1988; Gaddi Aarohan ko Rajat Mahotsav Padaka, 1971; Vishista Seva Padaka, 1999; The Grand Cross Order of the Hous e of the Orange (The Netherlands), 1967; Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Pakistan), 1970; Grand Cordon of Yugoslav Flag, First Class (Yugoslavia), 1974; Order of Labour (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of th e White Elephant (Thailand), 1979; Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit (France), 1983; Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) (United Kingdom), 1986; The Order of the Golden Arc (The Neth erlands), 1986; Grand Gwanghwa Order of Diplomatic Service - Merit (Republic of Korea), 1987; Grand Cross Isabel La Catolica (Spain), 1987; The Grand Cross (Germany), 1996. He also writes lyrics under the pen-name G. Shah.


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