|Full Name||Lhamo Dondrub|
|Born||6 July 1935|
|Net Worth||$ 150 million|
Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political pioneer, has strived to make Tibet an independent and democratic state from China. He and his followers have been exiled to India. He was born Lhamo Dhondrub on July 6, 1935, at a little village named Taktser in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, At age 15, he supposed political power of Tibet since the Dalai Lama. The People’s Republic of China invaded that exact same year. Fearing assassination, tens of thousands of followers fled to Dharamsala in northern India, where they established an alternative government. Dalai Lama feared catch by the Chinese and reluctantly decided to depart and fled over the border into India. It was a dangerous trip — undertaken mainly on foot. After meeting with the prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, the Dalai Lama as well as 80,000 Tibetan exiles were allowed to stay and set up a government in exile in Dharamshala, India.
He started his schooling at the age of six and completed the Geshe Lharampa Degree (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) in 1959 after he was 25. In 24 he accepted the preliminary assessments in each of the three monastic universities: Drepung, Sera and Ganden. The last examination was conducted at the Jokhang, Lhasa, during the yearly Monlam Festival of Prayer, held in the winter of 1959.
On November 17, 1950, His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power (head of this Government and State ) following the People’s Liberation Army invaded Tibet. Back in 1954, he moved to Beijing to discuss peace with Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders including Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. Back in 1956, while visiting India to attend the 2,500th Buddha Jayanti Anniversary, he had a succession of meetings with Prime Minister Nehru and Premier Zhou about deteriorating conditions in Tibet. His efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the Sino-Tibetan conflict were thwarted by Beijing’s ruthless policy in Eastern Tibet, which ignited a popular uprising and immunity. This resistance movement spread into other parts of the nation. On March 10, 1959, the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, exploded with the biggest demonstration calling on China to leave Tibet and reaffirming Tibet’s freedom. His Holiness escaped to India where he had been granted political asylum. Nowadays there are more than 130,000 Tibetans in exile. Since 1960, He’s resided in Dharamsala, India, known as”Little Lhasa,” the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile
16 June 1988 the Dalai Lama was awarded the Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize on behalf
1989 Nobel Peace Prize
1989, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded
1994, he received the Freedom Medal in the Roosevelt Institute
2006, he became one of just six people ever to be recognised with jewelled Document
2007, the Dalai Lama was appointed Presidential Distinguished Professor