Dalai Lama’s thrilling and life-threatening escape from Lhasa, 64 years ago today

Sixty-four years ago today 24-year-old Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, escaped from his 1000-room residence of the Potala Palace on a harrowing three-week journey to India. Close to six and half decades after being forced to flee in the face of threats to his life, the Dalai Lama is as far away from his former home as he has ever been.