Last year, he was warned that Chinese agents had trained women to kill him using poison-laced scarves. So it would be understandable if his greatest fear would be being assassinated. But no, that's not the Dalai Lama's greatest fear.
Here's the Dalai Lama's greatest fear:
His great fear, though, is of flying and of sharks. “Long flights, those I really feared, but now I’m used to them,” he says. “The fear now is that I never learnt to swim so if the plane crashes on water, I would immediately go deep under the sea and be enjoyed by a shark. That I really fear.”