Birendra of Nepal

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Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Birendra Bir Bikram Shah c. 1967 (restoration).jpg
Birendra in 1967
King of Nepal
Reign31 January 1972 –
1 June 2001
Coronation24 February 1975
PredecessorMahendra
SuccessorDipendra
Born(1945-12-28)28 December 1945
Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died1 June 2001(2001-06-01) (aged 55)
Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal
ConsortAishwarya Rajya Lakshmi Devi
IssueKing Dipendra
Princess Shruti
Prince Nirajan
Regnal name
Shree Paanch Maharajadhiraj Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
DynastyShah
FatherKing Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
MotherIndra Rajya Lakshmi Devi
ReligionHinduism

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Nepali: वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह) (28 December 1945 – 1 June 2001) was the king of Nepal from 1972 until 2001. He was the eldest son of King Mahendra. He was a king of Nepal until his death by assassination in 2001 Nepalese royal massacre.