Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima Full Name: Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
Nationality: Tibetan

Profession: 11th Panchen Lama
Why Famous: The 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism as recognised by the Dalai Lama and various other Tibetan Buddhist leaders. After his selection, he was detained by authorities of the People's Republic of China and has not been seen in public since 17 May 1995.

Born: April 25, 1989 (29 years old)
Birthplace: Lhari County, Tibet, China

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events in the Life of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

  • 1995-05-14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

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