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Robert W Ford: Aka “Phodo Kusho”

Robert W Ford: Aka “Phodo Kusho” by Tibetans, was the first foreigner employed by the Gaden Phodrang Tibetan government and a life-long supporter of Tibetan cause. Born on 27th march,…

Sampo Tsewang Rigzin

Sampo Tsewang Rigzin belonged to the most famous aristocratic family in Tibet that once produced a DalaiLama. In the 1950s, Sampo was cooperating with the CCP and even benefitted from…

Hastings House, Calcutta, 16/3/1910

Hastings House, Calcutta, 16/3/1910. Seated from left: Prince of Derge Ngawang Jampel, crown prince of Sikkim Sikyong Tulku, Charles Bell, 13th DalaiLama, Lonchen Shatra, Lonchen Zholgang, Lonchen Chankyim and Kalon…

Dingja, Dorji Gyaltsen

Dingja Personal name: Dorji Gyaltsen. Born: 1896 One of the three brothers who take their territorial titles from the estates of Dingja, Lholing and Dele Rabden. Photographer: Hugh E. Richardson…

Dangto-pa, Mingyur Dorji

Dangto-pa Personal name: Mingyur Dorji Born: 1912 Kapshopa Tsi-pon Chhogyal Nyima Lhudup’s youngest brother. Appointed Tsa-nyer (Grass Steward) at Lhasa in 1937 and was Guide to the British Mission, Lhasa,…