"YOU have made me look a little fat," said King Gyanendra of Nepal when this sketch of his was presented to him for his signature. Except for this remark he appeared pleased to see a sketch of himself and affixed his signature over the picture with a pleasant smile.
King Gyanendra, successor
to his brother King Birendra, who was assassinated along with his family
a year ago, was in Delhi on a state visit. He had extensive talks with
the President and the Prime Minister and discussed various issues
involving terrorism and the Maoist insurgency with them. During his
short stay in Delhi he visited a number of places. He also paid a visit
to Kamakshi Temple, where he met the Kanchi Sankaracharya and had a long
talk with the seer on matters relating to religion and politics.