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The Dalai Lama gets emotional after meet his saviour 58 years back

The Dalai Lama gets emotional after meet his saviour 58 years back

India Blooms News Service | | 02 Apr 2017, 07:37 pm
Guwahati, Apr 2 (IBNS): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday had an emotional reunion after meeting a person, who along with his four colleagues, escorted him to India from India-China border during his flight from Tibet in 1959.

The Dalai Lama became emotional after he meet Naren Chandra Das, one of the five Assam Rifles personnel at an interactive session of the ongoing Namami Brahmaputra festival in Guwahati.

After meet Naren Chandra Das, now retired, the Dalai Lama said that thank you so much.

"I am very very happy to meet such an old member of the Assam Rifles who escorted me to India 58 years ago," the Dalai Lama said.

The Dalai Lama also welcomed the man.

After meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, 76-year old Naren Chandra Das, then rifleman of the Assam Rifles said that, it's a remarkable moment in his life to meet the Dalai Lama after 58 years.

Dressed in his Assam Rifles uniform, Naren Chandra Das said that, he and his colleagues led by their section commander Naik Debu Singh Gurung, were ordered to move to the international border to receive a special guest and bring him to Tawang.

"Following order, we were armed with 303 rifle and move to the international border and escorted him on foot," Das said.

"I was joined the Assam Rifles in 1957, and move to the international border to receive the Dalai Lama with my four colleagues," Das said.

"We were noticed that, a man came to the international border on horse riding and we immediately rushed to the border to receive him," Naren Chandra Das said.

"We were not allowed to talk with the Dalai Lama. We were escorted the Dalai Lama onward journey to Tawang on foot. Our duty was only guard and escort him," Das said.

Naren Chandra Das also said that, two of his four colleagues were later died in 1962 China-India war.

Naren Chandra Das was retired in 1982.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)