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Thupten Hšden

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Born 1911 Served in Government 1929


Phala I. Personal name Thupten Hšden. Born about 1911. A monk official.The eldest son of Kusho Phuntsok Namgyal who retired in 1932. Is the head of the Phala family which has estates near Gyantse. Was in-charge of the collection of grain for the army until 1939 when he was made a Tsen-dršn (5th rank). Promoted to Khen-chhung (4th rank) and appointed as Chang-chi (Commissioner of Northern Tibet) in August, 1942. Promoted to Dršnyer Chhem-po (Lord Chamberlain) in April, 1947.

Page references from Who's Who in Tibet

1938 (page 54) 1942 (page 25) 1945 (page 33) 1949 (page 92)

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

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Phalha seated on a chair in a garden