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