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Yapshi Langdun Kung
Prime Minister. Is called Lšn-chhen Yapshi LangdŸn Kung. Personal name Kunga Wangchhuk. Born about 1906. The son of the elder brother of the late Dalai Lama. Appointed Prime Minister in 1926. Ranks next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama or the Regent. As he has never left Lhasa until 1942 and is consequently ignorant on many subjects. He is rather inexperienced, but he is said to be very popular with the people of Lhasa. In April, 1939, he was deprived of his official duties but allowed to retain his rank. Mr. Williamsen, who met him in Lhasa in 1933, described him as a rather emty-headed and conceited young man. During the life of the late Dalai Lama he had little influence despite of his position.
Page references from Who's Who in Tibet
1938 (page 76) 1942 (page 39) 1945 (page 47) 1949 (page 140)
This entry is from "Who Was Who in Tibet?" Copyright Frank Drauschke, Facts & Files, Berlin