klu khang ba (bde mkhar ba)
tshe dbang rab brtan
Born 1895 Served in Government 1915 Died 1965
Lukhang-wa I (Dekhar-wa). Personal name Tsewang Rabden. Born 1895. Entered Government service in 1915. Has worked in many capacities. Was Nyer-tsang-nga (Officer-in-charge of the Goverment stores) in Lhasa. Made a Tsi-pšn (Chief Accountant) in 1937. An able and intelligent official. He was offered the post of Tsi-pšn several times before 1937 but declined to accept it until that year then as he is unambitious. Was one of the Secretaries to the Kashag (Ka-trung).Is reputed to be honest and a daring speaker in the National Assembly, who has the knack of invariably giving sound advice. Appointed officiating Prime Minister in the caretaker Government in Lhasa in December, 1950. Resigned Government service in May, 1952, under pressure from Chinese in Lhasa.
Page references from Who's Who in Tibet
1933 (page 17) 1938 (page 43) 1942 (page 19) 1945 (page 27) 1949 (page 72)