Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Age, Family, Biography & More
Marital Status: Celibate
Age: 87 Years
|Full Name||Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso|
|Profession(s)||Tibetan Spiritual Leader, Former Political Leader Of Tibetans, Author|
|Famous For||Being Dalai Lama|
|Date of Birth||6 July 1935|
|Age (as of 2022)||87 Years|
|Birthplace||Taktser, Amdo, Tibet|
|Hometown||Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet|
|Political Inclination||Former Political Leader Of Tibet|
|Address||Temple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 176219|
|Hobbies||Meditating, Gardening, Reading, Writing Books and Quotes, Photography|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1959 (He received the award in person after 64 years on 26 April 2023.) The Times of India
• Nobel Peace Prize in 1989
• Four Freedoms Award in 1994
• World Security Annual Peace Award in 1994
• Life Achievement Award in 1999
• Congressional Gold Medal in 2007
• German Media Prize Berlin in 2009
• Lanton Human Rights Prize in 2009
• Human Rights Award in 2009
• International Freedom Conductor Award in 2010
• Templeton Prize in 2012
|Controversies||• In 2015, in a BBC's interview he said, "if a female Dalai Lama comes in existence, she must be attractive otherwise, she is not much use." For this comment he was critisized by the public and media.
• He faced a strong protest from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) when he was invited at the University of California to speak at the commencement ceremony in 2017.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Celibate)|
|Parents||Father- Choekyong Tsering (A Farmer)
Mother- Diki Tsering
|Siblings||Brothers- Gyalo Thondup, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Tenzin Choegyal, Lobsang Samden
Sisters- Jetsun Pema, Tsering Dolma
|Food||Mushrooms, Cheese, Bread, Tofu, Dessert, Gnocchi|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$150 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dalai Lama
- When he was only 2 years old, he was believed to be the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, by the Tibetans.
- To prove the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, he had to pass some specific tests where he had to identify the articles of the 13th Dalai Lama’s clothes. He passed it and crowned as the 14th Dalai Lama.
- His full name is “Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso” and it expresses the Dalai Lama’s Persona; as it means Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom. The name was given to him when his identity was recognised as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.
- He has always been interested in science and engineering since his childhood. When he was young he used to repair watches, clocks, and cars.
- He was given the responsibilities of Tibetans at the age of 15 and he became the political and spiritual leader of the people in Tibet.
- He moved to India with lakhs of Tibetan refugees when China invaded Tibet in 1959.
- He supports Non-Violence, Women Rights, Social Justice, Secular Ethics, and Interfaith Harmony all over the world. He is also an accomplished spiritual speaker who speaks on a variety of topics throughout the world to promote the peace, harmony and humanity.
- He is the 14th Dalai Lama who is the longest crowning and living Dalai Lama of all his predecessors.
- He is one of the most popular personalities in the world. He has 18.5 million followers on Twitter who all continuously tweets about peace, non-violence, compassion, Harmony, and more.
- He wrote 40 plus books which covers the topics such as Happiness, Love & Peace, Humanity, Religion, Buddhism, Meditation, Wisdom, and Compassion & Kindness.
- He was ranked 39 in the list of most powerful people in the world by Forbes in 2010.
- Although Dalai Lama is an idol for Tibetans, he is a demon for China. His photos and images can not be used in the China-occupied territory of Tibet.
|↑1||The Times of India|