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Kelzang Gyatso, 7th Dalai Lama

Kelzang Gyatso (Wylie: Bskal-bzang Rgya-mtsho) (1708 1757), also spelled Kelsang Gyatso and Kezang Gyatso was the 7th Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was born in Litang, and discovered as the new reincarnation thanks to a poem of the 6th Dalai Lama in which he said "After going to Litang I would not be late in returning".


Preceded by:
Tsangyang Gyatso
Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama Succeeded by:
Jamphel Gyatso