Prekshya Shah

Prekshya Shah (19 January 1953 – 12 November 2001) was a princess of Nepal who died in a helicopter accident in Rara Lake along with three other passengers.[1][2]

Prekshya Shah
Prekshya Rajya Lakshmi Devi

(1953-01-19)19 January 1953
Died12 November 2001(2001-11-12) (aged 48)
Cause of death2001 Fishtail Air Eurocopter AS350 crash
ChildrenPrincess Puja
Princess Dilasha
Princess Sitashma
Parent(s)Kendra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana
Shree Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah


Princess Prekshya was the younger sister of Queen Aishwarya of Nepal and Queen Komal of Nepal. She was educated at St Mary's School, Jawalakhel; St Helen's Convent, Kurseong; and Tribhuvan University.

Prekshya married her second cousin Prince Dhirendra, a brother of King Birendra at Kathmandu, on 13 February 1972. Prekshya and Dhirendra had three daughters:[3]

  • Princess Puja Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. 1977)
  • Princess Sitashma Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. 1979)[4]
  • Princess Dilasha Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. 198?)

Dhirendra and Prekshya divorced in the 1980s. Dhirendra was killed in the Nepalese royal massacre on 1 June 2001. Princess Prekshya died on 12 November 2001, in a helicopter crash.[citation needed]


  • Member of Raj Sabha (1977).
  • Co-Chief of the Scout Movement of Nepal (1975).


  • Lady Prekshya Rajya Lakshmi (1952–1972).
  • HRH Princess Prekshya Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah of Nepal (1972–2001).


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  1. ^ "Another skeleton rattles in Nepal's ex-royal cupboard". The Times of India. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ India Times
  3. ^ "Ancestry". Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  4. ^ "Nepal's Ex-Princesses Have Found Paying Work". Womensnews. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2018.