The comeback kid
This is the second time King Gyanendra was appointed king. The first time was when his grandfather King Tribhuvan fled to India with the entire royal family on November 7, 1950. Tribhuvan was fighting against the Rana regime headed by Mohan Shamsher Rana. He remained king for two months until January 7, 1951. His grandfather was re-instated upon his return to the country.
Fast forward half a century. Gyanendra is catapulted right back to the throne. And this time, according to
unconfirmed rumors, it is because the great grand son of Tribhuvan, Dipendra, went on a shooting rampage in the palace because he was not allowed to marry the great grand daughter of Mohan Samsher, Devyani.