His Holiness, the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet, was born Lhamo Dhondrub and renamed Tenzin Gyatso as the 14th Dalai Lama.
- In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in representing humanitarian ideals, and has received over 84 other awards, honourary doctorates and prizes. He is the first Nobel Laureate to be recognised for his concern for global environmental problems
- The Dalai Lama’s figure was sculpted from a sitting in 1993 and he personally unveiled it in Madame Tussauds’ London attraction
- Born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6th July 1935 in Takster, North-East Tibet