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Former Nepal king Gyanendra attends wedding in Orissa

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 21:03

Bhubaneswar: Nepal`s former King
Gyanendra Shah attended a marriage of the son of a minister of
the Naveen Patanik government in Orissa last night.

The bride Rajasree Bhanja Deo and her father, Praveen
Chandra Bhanja Deo of the erstwhile Mayurbhanj royal family,
have family bonds with the former king.

Praveen Chandra Bhanja Deo is a member of the Naveen
Patnaik ministry.

Shah blessed newly married couple, Rajasree Bhanja Deo
and Jaisingh Tahore, scion of erstwhile Jhabua royal family in
Madhya Pradesh.

The chief minister met the former Nepal king at the
marriage reception.

The former king, his wife Komal and family have put up
at a luxury hotel here while the marriage reception was held
at another.

Gyanendra and Komal did not visit the Jagannath Temple
or any tourist spot in the state, sources said.

Though the former Nepal king was scheduled to visit
the Sun Temple at Konark on December 9, he did not as
President Pratibha Singh Patil`s was there that day.

Gyanendra and his family are scheduled to leave
Orissa tomorrow, sources said.


First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 21:03

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