Horkhang Sonam Pelbar was a Tibetan aristocrat who served both the Tibetan government in Lhasa and the Chinese Communist government that replaced it in 1959. He was a dedicated career official who was also well trained in Tibetan language, culture, history, and music. A friend of Gendun Chopel's, he gathered that scholar's surviving papers and published them in 1988.
Geshe Mila Lobzang Tashi was a seventeenth-century Geluk monk from Ladakh who earned his geshe degree at Drepung Monastery in Tibet. The third in his reincarnation line, known as the Ridzong Sras Rinpoche, was the One-Hundred-Second Ganden Tripa.
Gergen Konchok Sonam was a twentieth-century Ladakhi Drigung Kagyu monk who served as the head of the Ladakh Buddhist Association from 1961 to 1974.
b.1880 - d.1953
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