- Queen Komal of Nepal
title =Queen Consort of Nepal
full name =Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah
predecessor =Queen Aiswarya
issue =Crown Prince Paras
June 1, 2001- May 28 2008
Gyanendra of Nepal
dynasty =House of Rana
date of birth =birth date and age|1951|18|2|mf=y
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Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (born
February 18, 1951) is the Queen consortof King Gyanendra of Nepal. She was the last Queen consort of Nepal before the Monarchy was abolished on May 28, 2008.
Queen Komal was born in
Kathmanduinto the Rana family, the daughter of Kendra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana (1927-1982) and his wife Shree Rajya Laxmi Rana (1928-2005).
Queen Komal's older sister
Aiswaryawas married to King Birendra of Nepalthe brother of Gyanendra. Aiswarya was killed in the palace massacre on the 1 June 2001which was carried out by her son Dipendra. Komal sustained bullet injuries as a result of the palace shooting and spent four weeks recovering in hospital. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1410793.stm Nepal queen leaves hospital] ]
As a result of the massacre Komal's husband Gyanendra had succeeded to the throne following the deaths of King Birendra, Crown Prince Dipendra who had briefly succeeded him and Prince Nirajan meaning Komal became Queen of Nepal. Komal's younger sister Prekshya also married into the
Shah dynastymarrying Gyanendra and Birendra's brother Prince Dhirendra who was killed in the palace massacre, Princess Prekshya was killed in a helicopter crash on November 12, 2001.
Queen Komal married Gyanendra on
May 1 1970, they have two children.
Abolition of the monarchy
The Nepalese Parliament voted on
28 Decemberas part of a peace deal with former Maoist rebels, 270-3 in favour of abolishing the monarchy. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7163034.stm Vote to abolish Nepal's monarchy] ]
28 May 2008, the monarchy was officially abolished, replaced by secular federal republic. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7424302.stm BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Nepal votes to abolish monarchy ] ]
* [http://www.nepalmonarchy.gov.np/ Royal Court of Nepal]
* [http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Nepal/nepal.htm Royal Ark]
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