Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has turned 75-year-old on Tuesday (June 6, 2010) and happens to be as fit as a fiddle, according to international news reports. he is the exiled spiritual and political Buddhist leader of the Tibetan nation, currently oppressed by communist China since 1950, who fails to acknowledge its sovereignty as a nation. The high priest is believed to be the reincarnation of a long line of tulkus who descend from the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Until 1960 Lamas were considered to be the heads of the Tibetan Government, ’ruling’ from Lhasa, the Tibetan capital city. Tibet’s neighboring Chinese dictatorship politically questions the Lama’s legitimacy and Tibet’s claim to territory. officially the Lama is President of Tibet, but only acknowledged by Tibetans in exile. Gyatso once told the media that he believes that communist China’s global influence is politically so strong that he believes that he will be the last Dalai Lama. Supporters at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa have used the spectacular to promote their cause: “Free Tibet!” At the same time International religious leaders have expressed their best wishes to Tenzin Gyatso on his birthday.
Tibetan leader in exile celebrates 75th brithday.