King Birendra

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: King of Nepal believed to be the reincarnation of Vishnu, where he acceded to the throne in 1972 and who in 1990, a pro-democracy movement led to the first free election in three decades and a new role for Birendra as constitutional monarch.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting

 

Born: December 28, 1945

 

Died: June 1, 2001

 

Location: Katmandu, Nepal