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Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

Profession: 11th Panchen Lama

Nationality: Tibetan

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
Birthplace: Lhari County, Tibet, China
Age: 31 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

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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