The Sanam clan is a branch of the ancient Khyungpo clan. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Sanam clan was affiliated with the ruling house of Mustang; it was into this family that Lowo Khenchen Sonam Lhundrup was born.
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The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.