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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
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King of Bhutan
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Reign 30 March 1952 – 21 July 1972
Coronation 27 October 1952
Born (1929-05-02)2 May 1929
Birthplace Thruepang Palace, Trongsa
Died 21 July 1972(1972-07-21) (aged 43)
Place of death Nairobi, Kenya
Buried Cremated at Kurjey Lhakhang
Predecessor Jigme Wangchuck
Successor Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Consort to Ashi Kesang Choden
Children Sonam Choden Wangchuck
Dechen Wangmo Wangchuck
Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Pema Lhaden Wangchuck
Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck
Father Jigme Wangchuck
Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden
Religious beliefs Buddhism

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་པོ་ འཇིགས་མེད་རྡོ་རྗེ་དབང་ཕྱུག་མཆོག་, Wylie: jigs med rdo rje dbang phyug; 2 May 1929 – 21 July 1972) was the 3rd Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan.

He began to open Bhutan to the outside world, began modernization, and took the first step towards democratization.

Picture of king Jigme Dorje Wangchuck at Thimpu airport Bhutan
Picture of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck at Paro International Airport
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