Thursday, June 23, 2011

Press photo of the King of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal (1971)

Press photo of the King of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal, with his Queen Hope Cooke arriving in London. Dated July 1, 1971.---EBAY
Royal Family of Sikkim always fascinates me , it is these photographs that makes me feel closer to my Sikkim. I usually surf around ebay.com an auction site that sometime gives me a glimpse of my place.my king and my people.  The above photograph was taken in 1971 when Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal and his Gyalmo had arrived at London. The peculiar rarity of this photograph is the way the late Chogyal have grown his beard. Very less photographs is available with the Chogyal having a beard which was prominent in the latter years of his life.