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