Who's Who in India Supplement 1 (1912)/The King-Emperor in Nepal


His Majesty arrived at Bikna Thorie Station on the 18th December, and was met by the Prime Minister, His Excellency Maharaja Sir Chandra Shamsher Jung, G.C.S.I., G.C.B., and his sons, with other officials of the Nepal Durbar. By the kindly forethought of the late King of Nepal, who expired only a few days prior to His Majesty's visit to the State, and who had on his deathbed requested that the arrangements made for His Majesty's visit should in nowise be interfered with, the tour proceeded as arranged.

The excellent sport enjoyed by the King-Emperor and the members of his suite who accompanied him was only equalled

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by the splendid hospitality of Sir Chandra Shamsher Jung, and the personal rare and attention of himself, his sons and the Nepalese officials. Nothing was left undone that could contribute to the comfort and contentment of their distinguished guest, and at each of the camping grounds the arrangements were perfect. The shooting-boxes were simply yet luxuriously furnished, and provided with electric light, and the tents for the suite were in keeping. So great was the attention paid to the comfort of the whole party that the shooting-box and camp at Khasra were the exact replica in design, furniture, appointments, etc., of those at Sukhibhar. But

for the change in the surrounding scenery no one would have known that the two camps were not one and the same. The bag of 39 tiger, 18 rhino and 4 bear shows that big game was abundant in the forest-area shot through. His Imperial Majesty shot with wonderful accuracy and 21 tiger and several rhino fell to his rifle. It was with deep regret that His Imperial Majesty and those who had shared in the sport and hospitality provided, said good-bye to their hosts. The shooting had been under ideal conditions and no untoward incident of any kind occurred to mar the enjoyment of the Royal party.

His Majesty left the shooting camp on 28th December. He was accompanied to Bikna Thorie station by His Excellence the Prime Minister of Nepal. After His Excellency, with his sons, General Mohan Shamsher Jung, Rana Bahadur, Lieutenant-General Baber Shamsher Jung, Rana Bahadur, and Lieutenant-General Kaiser Shamsher Jung, Rana Bahadur, had taken leave of His Imperial Majesty, the Royal train left.