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1955 - 1972 H.M. Svasti Sri Giriraja Chakra Chudamani Narayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Mahendramala Parama-Ojaswi-Rajanya Parama-Gaurabmaya-Tejaswi-Tribhuvana-Prajatantra-Shripada Parama-Ujjwala-Kirtimaya-Nepal-Shripada Parama-Projjwala-Nepal-Tara Parama-Pavitra-Om-Ram-Patta Parama-Jyotirmaya-Subikhyata-Tri-Shakti-Patta Parama-Suprasiddha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Mahadhipati Shriman Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharajadhiraja Mahendra Bir Bikram Jang Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaja Vijayinam, King of Nepal, Royal Victorian Chain (26.2.1961). b. at  the Royal Palace, Katmandu, 11th June 1920, eldest son of H.M. Svasti Sri Giriraja Chakra Chudamani Narayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Parama-Projjwala-Nepal-Tara Parama-Pavitra-Om-Ram-Patta Parama-Jyotirmaya-Subikhyata-Tri-Shakti-Patta Parama-Suprasiddha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Mahadhipati Shriman Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Jang Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaja Vijayinam, King of Nepal, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Yuvarajadhiraj at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, and ascended the gadi at the Nyasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Basantapur, Katmandu, 14th March 1955. Crowned at the Nyasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Basantapur, Katmandu, 2nd May 1956. Supreme C-in-C Royal Nepalese Army, and Sovereign of the Royal Orders, from that date. Ascended the ancestral gadi at Gorkha, 4th January 1959. Field Marshal, Royal Nepalese Army 2/5/1956. Hon Gen British Army 2/5/1956, prom Field Marshal 17/10/1960, and Colonel-in-Chief the Brigade of Gurkhas 28/10/1971-1972. Hon Maj-Gen IA 1/1/1953, prom Hon Gen 1/5/1956, and Colonel-in-Chief 1st Gorkha Rifles (1st King George V’s Own) (The Malaun Regiment), 3rd Gorkha Rifles (3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own), 4th Gorkha Rifles (Prince of Wales’s Own), 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force), 8th, 9th and 11th Gorkha Rifles, IA. Hon Field Marshal, Pakistan Army 1970. Patron Nepal Medical Assoc 1951-1972. Founded the Most Glorious Mahendra Chain (Mahendra Mala Manapadvi) on 26th February 1961, the Nepal Decoration of Valour (Nepal Soubhaga Bhaskara) 26th December 1963, and the Nepal Decoration of Honour (Nepal Pratapa Bhaskara) 25th December 1966 all in a single class, and the Tribhuvan Order of the Footprint of Democracy (Tribhuvan Prajatantra Shripada) 2nd May 1956, and the Order of the Footprint of Nepal (Nepal Shripada) on 16th December 1962 both in four classes. Rcvd: Knt. of the Order of the Elephant of Denmark, Grand Collar of the Order of Pahlavi of Iran (3.7.1960), the Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan (19.4.1960), GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour of France (24.2.1956), White Rose (with collar) of Finland (26.6.1958), Leopold (mil.) of Belgium, Merit of the Federal Republic Germany (special grade) (1964), the Netherlands Lion (21.4.1967), the Million Elephants and the White Parasol of Laos (1969), and the Order of Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (1970). Patron Royal Nepal Golf Club (1965). m. (first) at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, 8th May 1940, H.R.H. Crown Princess (Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Yuvarajadhiraji) Indra Rajya Lakshmi Devi [H.R.H. Crown Princess Indra] (b. at Hari Bhawan, Bagmati, Katmandu, 25th July 1924; d. at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Katmandu, 4th September 1950), second daughter of Field Marshal Ojaswi-Rajanya Supradipda-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Prasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar The Rt Hon Hari Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, by his wife, Megha Rajya Lakshmi Devi. m. (second) at Nagarjun, 10th December 1952, H.M. Svasti Sri Nepal-Pratap-Bhaskara Ojaswi-Rajanya Maha-Gaurabmaya-Tejaswi-Tribhuvan-Prajatantra-Shripada Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Sriman Maharajadhiraja Patta Rajninam Bada Maharani Ratna Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shahanam Sada Saubhajnabatinam [H.M. Queen Ratna] (b. at Hari Bhawan, Bagmati, Katmandu, 19th August 1928), installed at the Coronation of her husband at the Nyasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Basantapur, Katmandu, 2nd May 1956, Col-in-Chief Corps of Artillery 2/5/1956, rcvd: the Nepal Decoration of Honour, the Tribhuvan Order of the Footprint of Democracy 1st class (2.5.1956), and the Orders of Ojaswi Rajanya, and the Footprint of Nepal 1st class (16.12.1962), Ati-Subikhyata-Sewalanka, and Coron (1956) medals, GC of the Orders of the Precious Crown of Japan (19.4.1960), Merit  of the Federal Republic of Germany (special design) (1964), the Netherlands Lion (21.4.1967), and the Million Elephants and the White Parasol of Laos (1969), the Nishan-i-Imtiaz of Pakistan (1970), and the Golden Heart Medal 1st class of the Philippines (1971), younger daughter of Field Marshal Ojaswi-Rajanya Supradipda-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara, Prasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu, Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar The Rt Hon Hari Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, by his wife, Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumari Megha Rajya Lakshmi. He d. from heart failure, at the Dialo Bungalow, Bharatpur, Royal Chitwan National Park, 31st January 1972, having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah, also had issue, at the age of 13, one son by a Mongolian lady from nothern Nepal, a former Palace servant:
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