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Tibetan script rendering of Changra

Wangchhuk Tharchin

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Tibetan script rendering of Wangchhuk Tharchin

Changra Depšn


Born 1878 Served in Government 1902 Died 1939


Changra I. Personal name Wangchuk Tharchin. Born 1882. A military officer of the 4th rank (De-pšn). Formerly commanded the Dalai Lama's body-guard (Kusung) (strength 500 men); promoted in 1934 to be joint Commander-in-chief of the Tibetan army (total strength of the army 7700). Said to be straightforward but has not much influence. He is conservative in politics.

Page references from Who's Who in Tibet

1933 (page 11) 1938 (page 11)

This entry is from "Who Was Who in Tibet?" Copyright Frank Drauschke, Facts & Files, Berlin