Veteran singer Paul Simon is to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama tomorrow (26JAN04) - adding his name to a long list of celebrities who have paid the legendary icon a visit.

The SIMON + GARFUNKEL star - who reunited with Art Garfunkel last year (04) to embark on a world tour - is planning to stay near the Indian northern hill station of Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama is based, for two days.

Dharamsala has been frequented by high-profile personalities including British royal Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York; and actors Pierce Brosnan, Richard Gere, Steven Seagal and Goldie Hawn.

The Dalai Lama and his followers fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese rule and set up base in Dharamsala in 1959.

25/01/2004 21:05