Dalai Lama to choose successor

Dalai Lama to choose successor


Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a living god to millions of his followers, who has been caught in a controversy over his recent quip that his successor a female Dalai Lama would have to be 'more attractive', has clarified that his reincarnation is to be decided by him.

He had apologised for his 'attractive' successor remark, saying he genuinely meant no offence and offered his sincere apologies if people were hurt.

However, aides in his private office in Dharamshala, clarified there was no question of a search for his successor as the Dalai Lama, 84, announced in 2011 that he would decide at 90 whether or not he should have a successor.

The issue of reincarnation was his personal right, an aide in the Dalai Lama's office said.