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Dalai Lama’s Emotional Reunion with Guard Who Aided Flight from Tibet

posted on April 4, 2017

The Guardian’s Michael Safi reports that the Dalai Lama reunited on Sunday with the Indian parliamentary guard who received the Buddhist leader at the border between Tibet and India 58 years ago. Naren Chandra Das escorted the Dalai Lama into India after Chinese armed forces took control of Tibet and forced the Buddhist leader to flee after a failed uprising against Chinese authorities. Safi writes, “India offered him asylum and a home base in the hill town of Dharamsala, where he was permitted to set up a government-in-exile. About 80,000 Tibetan refugees soon joined him in the Himalayan town.”

Read at The Guardian