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Panchen Lama's Body Enshrined in Tibet

August 31, 1993| Associated Press

BEIJING — The body of the second-highest leader of Tibetan Buddhism was enshrined Monday more than four years after he died.

The Panchen Lama died Jan. 28, 1989, of a heart attack at age 50. His body had been stored in Xigaze, southwest of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, while a shrine was built.

During a ceremony Monday, the Panchen Lama's body, wrapped in yellow satin, was taken by car to the newly completed structure.

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