4 Aug 2016: Even after being deposed, it is not everyday that one stumbles into Nepal’s former king Gyanendra Shah. But Miss Nepal 2009 Zenisha Moktan has had a mind-boggling encounter with the ex-royal seven seas away from home, at a restaurant in Italy of all the places in the entire world!
The ex-Miss Nepal and her husband Dikesh Malhotra were apparently eating at a restaurant in Milan when they suddenly spotted the last Shah king along with his former queen Komal Shah. The couple were eating at the same restaurant as the celebrity couple, Mr Malhotra’s Facebook post suggests. The beauty and her businessman husband did not miss the opportunity of posing with the former royals. Mr Malhotra, who is a Kathmandu-based business tycoon, has posted a picture with the ex-royal couple on his social media account.
The Shahs appear to be in jolly good mood, away from the political conundrum of present day Nepal where Maoist leader Prachanda has just been sworn in as prime minister for a second time since 2008. The former king appears pretty much in tourist-mode with a white hat on and a content smile.
It was not the first time that the ex king and queen posed with their former subjects.
Few other Nepalese tourists visiting Italy have also posted pictures with the former royals indicating the relaxed mood of the couple.
Gyanendra Shah was dethroned in 2008 after the Constituent Assembly declared the erstwhile kingdom a ‘republic’.
It was a rare and smooth transition of a constitutional monarchy into a republic.