DALAI LAMA (Tenzin Gyatso, b. 1935, Spiritual & Temporal Leader of Tibet)

Coloured Photograph signed, showing him half length, looking straight at the camera, smiling, together with an accompanying compliments slip and envelope sending it to David Milner, 3½" x 2¼", India, no date, circa

He was designated the 14th Dalai Lama in 1937 by the monks of Lhasa, who were convinced that he was the reincarnation of the Compassionate Buddha. Enthroned at Lhasa in 1940. He fled to Chumbi in southern Tibet after an abortive anti-Chinese uprising in 1950, but negotiated an agreement with the People's Republic which allowed him to serve at nominal ruler for the next eight years. After China's brutal suppression of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 he was forced into permanent exile and settled in India.

Item Date:  1985

Stock No:  40083      £575

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