Who was the last king of Sikkim?

The last Chogyal (king) of Sikkim was Palden Thondup Namgyal. He ruled Sikkim from 1963 until 1975 when the monarchy was abolished, and Sikkim became a part of India. The Chogyal’s reign faced political turbulence, and the merger with India marked the end of the monarchy in Sikkim. After the merger, Palden Thondup Namgyal lived a relatively private life until his death in 1982.

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