Ailing ex-king not offering Tika this Dashain

Gyanendra

Former King Gyanendra Shah, who recently survived a cardiac arrest, will not offer Dashain Tika to the public due to his health condition this year. 

According to Shah’s aide Phaniraj Pathak, the former king is taking rest for some weeks as per the suggestion of physicians.

The former king, thus, will not be able to visit the temples of various goddesses on the MahaAsthami day, and there will be no programme to offer Tika on the day of Vijaya Dashami at his personal residence.

Though deposed by the Constituent Assembly in 2008, Shah had been continuing the age-hold tradition of the Shah dynasty to offer Tika to the public on Dashain. 

After suffering a mild cardiac arrest on Saturday, September 20 evening, Shah underwent angioplasty and a stent was placed in his artery at the Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu.

He was discharged from the hospital on September 22.

Source: THT