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Ugyen Wangchuck : biography

1862 - 7 August 1926

Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck (Dzongkha: In 1907, an epochal year for the country, Ugyen Wangchuck was unanimously chosen as the hereditary monarch of the country by the people at Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan.

For his services in mediating between the British and Tibetans during the Younghusband Expedition to Lhasa, Tibet, he was knighted by the British in 1904. He was appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) in the 1921 New Year Honours, having already been appointed Knight Commander (KCIE) in 1904.

Footnotes

Honours

  • Delhi Durbar Gold Medal – 1911
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (KCSI) – 1911
  • Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) – 1921 (KCIE – 1904) In his lifetime he has done extreme works in order to unite the country as well as to get trusted by people.
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