Gyanendra of Nepal
King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva of Nepal
(born July 7
) was the king of Nepal
and then again since 2001
. The younger son of Prince (later king) Mahendra
, as an infant he was king for two months when the rest of his family was in exile. His grandfather Tribhuvan became king again when the Rana
family conceded power.
Fifty years later, when his nephew Dipendra killed most of the family, including King Birendra (his brother), he became king again. He has tried to exercise more control over the government in order to combat the Maoist rebellion and other problems.