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Former Nepal king Gyanendra suffers heart attack

Former Nepal king Gyanendra Shah   | Photo Credit: GOPAL CHITRAKAR

Nepal’s former king has survived a heart attack, local media reported on Sunday.

Gyanendra Shah was being treated in a Kathmandu hospital, where he underwent angiography and angioplasty during the night, Image Channel Television said.

The former king was said to be in stable condition. The hospital has not commented.

King Shah became the kind of Nepal in 2001 after his brother, King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and his family were killed in a massacre at the Royal Palace.

He stepped down in 2008, when a popular revolt forced him to abdicate, and the monarchy was abolished.

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