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Biography of
HIS MAJESTY KING GYANENDRA BIR BIKRAM SHAH DEV

Date of birth

July 7, 1947 (Asar 23, 2004), Kathmandu.

Son of :

His late Majesty King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah and Her late Royal Highness Crown Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.

Education :

Senior Cambridge from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, India (1966); Graduated from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (1969).

Marital Status :

Married Her Majesty Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (1970); Son:1, Daughter:1.

Career :

Chairman: Advisory Committee for the Cornation of His late Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (1975), King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (1982-2001), Lumbini Development Trust (1986-1991). Member of Honour: World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Founding Member: 1001-Nature Trust (1986). Ascended the Throne of the Kingdom of Nepal (2001). Supreme Commander of the Royal Nepalese Army. Patron: Royal Nepal Academy of Science of Technology, King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Lumbini Development Trust, Pashupati Area Development Trust. Chancellor: Tribhuvan University and Mahendra Sanskrit University.

Decorations :

Sovereign of all Orders of the Kingdom of Nepal; Ati Suvikkyat Sewalankar, 1968; Subha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1956; Bishesh Sewa Padaka, 1971; Subha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1975; Tesro SAARC Shikhara Sammelan Smriti Padaka, 1988; Gaddi Aarohan ko Rajat Mahotsav Padaka, 2028 – 2053 B.S., 1997; Vishista Seva Padaka, 1998; The Grand Cross Order of the House 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 the 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 Netherlands),1986; Grand Gwanghwa Order of Diplomatic Service-Merit (Republic of Korea), 1987; Grand Cross Isabel La Catolica (Spain), 1987; The Grand Cross (Germany), 1996. Official Visit: India, 1976; Democratic Republic of Korea, 1978; Republic of Korea, 1987.

Participation :

Represented His late Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah - At the ceremony marking the accession of His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck to the throne of Bhutan, 1972. At the Wedding of The Prince of Wales of the United Kingdom 1981. At the funeral of H.E. Mr Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, 1980. Others: Inauguration of the Japan Chapter of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation in Tokyo, Japan, 1986. Attended the World Wildlife Conference in San Francisco, United States of America, 1976.

Visited :

India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, United States of America, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Spain.

Motto :

"Knowledge is power, work is worship.”

Hobbies :

Study of nature, reading, writing poetry.

Address :

Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Source: Nepal News


 
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