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Gyurme Tobgye

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Shatra Surpa, Shen-kha-wa


Born 1896 Served in Government 1921 Died 1967


Shenkha-wa (Shasur). Personal name Gyurme Tobgye. Born 1897. Entered Government service in 1921. Formerly the Penam Dzong-pšn and a De-pšn. Promoted to the rank of Theiji in 1938 but held no appointment until May, 1939, when he was appointed a Gar-pšn of Western Tibet. However, he has never actually been in Gartok, and has merely sent a substitute there. He was deprived of the post of Officer-on-charge of the Dalai Lama's property in April, 1947, for neglect of duty. Promoted to De-pšn in October, 1948, in command of 500 men. Appointed as officiating Shape in November, 1950.

Page references from Who's Who in Tibet

1933 (page 22) 1938 (page 62) 1942 (page 31) 1945 (page 38-39) 1949 (page 113)

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

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