Sushmita calls on Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 16:07 PM IST

Dharamsala: Bollywood star Sushmita Sen Monday met the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, to seek his blessings, said an official here.

"She just came to seek his blessings," Tenzin Taklha, joint secretary at the Dalai Lama`s Office, told reporters.

Dressed in a traditional maroon robe, the Nobel Peace Prize winner presented her `khata`, a traditional white robe given by the Tibetans in honour.

Born July 6, 1935, to a family of farmers in a small hamlet in Taktser in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama fled his homeland in 1959 after a failed uprising and has been staying here since.

A total of 140,000 Tibetans live in exile, over 100,000 of them in different parts of India itself.

IANS