KATHMANDU: Ex- king Gyanendra Shah celebrated his 66th birthday at his residence in Nirmal Niwas, Maharajgunj on Saturday.
He is being greeted by his family members, well wishers, supporters including royalists and politicians.
He received flowers and gifts from them.
The former monarch's supporters took out a rally from Maharajgunj to Nirmal Niwas today chanting pro-monarchy slogans.
Earlier, till Nepal was a Hindu Monarchy, the government used to observe a public holiday on the occasion of his birthday throughout the nation.
Gyanendra Shah was born on 7 July 1947.
He became King twice: first between 1950 and 1951 as a child when his grandfather Tribhuvan was forced into exile in India; and from 2001 to 2008, following the royal massacre.