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    SIR TASHI NYMGYAL, THE 72-YEAR-OLD MAHARAJA OF SIKKIM, DIED TODAY (MONDAY), IN A NURSING HOME AT CALCUTTA.

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    SIR TASHI NYMGYAL, THE 72-YEAR-OLD MAHARAJA OF SIKKIM, DIED TODAY (MONDAY), IN A NURSING HOME AT CALCUTTA.THE RULER OF THE TINY HIMALAYAN STATE ON THE BORDER OF TIBET, HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM CANCER.

    THE FILM SHOWS THE WEDDING OF THE HEIR APPARENT TO THE THRONE PRINCE PALDEN THONDUP NAMGYAL TO AMERICAN SOCIALITE AND DEBUTANTE, HOPE COOKE, OF SEAL HARBOUR, MAINE.THE CROWN PRINCE WILL NOW BECOME THE TWELFTH RULER OF SIKKIM, AND ITS 130-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

    THE LATE MAHARAJA ASCENDED THE THRONE OF THE 2,700 SQUARE MILES PRINCELY STATE ON THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER IN DECEMBER 1914.HIS REIGN WAS MARKED BY A SOUND PROGRAMME OF MODERNIZATION OF THE MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY AND HIS MOST NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE NATIONALISATION OF TRANSPORT SERVICES; INTRODUCTION OF TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION; THE SETTING UP OF A NETWORK OF HOSPITALS AND CLINICS; AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE EDUCATION SYSTEM.

    THE CROWN PRINCE, WHO IS 40, IS THE ELDEST SURVIVING SON OF HIS FATHER'S SIX CHILDREN AND WAS EDUCATED IN INDIA.HE WAS MARRIED PREVIOUSLY; HIS FIRST WIFE DIED IN 1957.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQWY0UR7QYZMK0Q7LX48WJJGP
    Media URN:
    VLVAQWY0UR7QYZMK0Q7LX48WJJGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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