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The Royal Family 2001 - 2008: Profiles
King Gyanendra: A profile
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His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, born in July 1947, is the second son of His Late Majesty King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Late Crown Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.

King Gyanendra was born at the Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu.

King Gyanendra was crowned at Hanumandhoka, Monday, June 04, 2001 amidst slight drizzle and he later rode a six horse-drawn coach to Narayanhiti Royal Palace as cannons boomed in the air heralding the new King's reign.

King Gyanendra was briefly crowned as King at the tender age of three in November 1950 when his grandfather His Late Majesty King Tribhuvan fled to India in support of the "People's Movement" against the autocratic Rana regime.

King Gyanendra married Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, daughter of Kendra Shumsere Jung Bahadur Rana, in 1970. They have a son and a daughter.

King Gyanendra completed his Senior Cambridge from St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, India in 1966 and Bachelors Degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1969.
King Gyanendra was the Chairman of Advisory Committee for the Coronation of His Late Majesty King Birendra celebrated on February 24, 1975. King Gyanendra is also the patron of Britain-Nepal Society and International Member of the World Wild Life Fund since 1976.

King Gyanendra has been a member of Raj Sabha (now, Raj Parishad Standing Committee) since 1977. King Gyanendra is also the Chairman of King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (KMTNC) since its inception. He was also the Chairman of Lumbini Development Trust since 1986 but resigned from the Chairmanship in 1991. King Gyanendra has acted as the Chairman of the Regency Council and Royal Representatives Council during the absence of His Late Majesty King Birendra from the Kingdom.

King Gyanendra has represented His Late Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev at National Day functions, organised by various Missions of friendly countries in Kathmandu time and again till 1990.

King Gyanendra led the Nepali delegation to the Third World Wild Life Fund International Conference held in Germany in 1973, and also attended the last rites of King Jigme Dorji Wangchhuk of Bhutan in 1972. King Gyanendra has undertaken unofficial visits to Australia, New Zealand, Soviet Union, North European countries, Canada and official visits to the People's Republic of China in 1975, India in 1973, Japan in 1986, the Netherlands and USA in 1987. King Gyanendra also led the Nepali delegation to the Trustee and Council Meetings of WWF held in Demont, France in 1985.

King Gyanendra has been honoured with Ati-Subikhyat Sevalankar in 1967, Suprasiddha Prabala Gorkha Dakshina Bahu in 1969, Vishesh Seva Padak in 1970, Jyotirmaya Subikhyat Tri- Sakti Patta, Om Ram Patta in 1975, Maha Ujjwala Kirtimaya Nepal Shreepad in 1986, Tesro SAARC Shikhar Sammelan Smriti Padak, Mahagauravamaya Tejaswi Tribhuvan Prajatantra Shripad I in 1995. He is also the reciepient of The Grand Cross Order of the House of Orange, the Netherlands in 1968, Nisan-E-Imtiyaz, Pakistan in 1970, Grand Cordon of Yugoslav Flag, Yugoslavia in 1974, Order of the Golden Ark, the Netherlands in 1987, Grand Gwanghwa Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea in 1987.

King Gyanendra enjoys studying nature, horse-riding and composing lyrics under the pen name G.Shah.

Apart from this King Gyanendra Shah has always contributed to the political, socio-economic milieu of the country.

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