The Gurkha goddess goes to Nepal
The Gurkhas are some of the bravest most determined fighters in the world and I am glad to see the British are finally allowing them to immigrate to the country they have fought so hard for. There are some interesting photos of the visit. It is hard to overlook the mutual affection. Her father fought with Gurkha troops in World War II against the Japanese.
Leaning heavily on his carved walking stick, occasionally pausing for breath on the mountain track, the old Gurkha struggled on towards his goal - to hug his 'goddess', Joanna Lumley.
And when the 84-year-old veteran of the Burma jungles finally came face to face with the actress yesterday, he brought tears to her eyes when she learned of his journey to give her his thanks.
Harka Bahadur Pun's pilgrimage from his village in western Nepal to Kathmandu involved an agonising six-hour trek along stony tracks to a village where he could catch a bus for the 12-hour journey to the mountain republic's capital.