byang ngos pa (rin sgang)
rig 'dzin rdo rje
Jang Ngon-pa, Chang-ngš-pa
Born 1901 Served in Government 1921 Died 1945
Chhang-ngš-pa (Ringang). Personal name Rinzin Dorji. Born in 1904. Second son of the late Kesang Nyima Ringang who was once Mi-pšn (City Magistrate in Lhasa). Ringang (more correctly Rinchhengang) is the name of the family estate near To-lung, three days journey north of Lhasa. One of the four boys sent to be educated in Rugby, England, in 1913. Returned to Tibet in 1918. Received special training in electrical and hydro-electrical engineering. Was sent to England again in 1919 for a refresher course. Returned to Tibet in 1924, bringing with him the hydro-electric plant. Acted as Interpreter to Mr. Williamson in 1933. Has set up the hydro-electric factory at Trapchi, near Lhasa, in 1935. Appointed as one of the Nyer-tshang-ngas (Municipal Officers) and Dzong-pšn of Purang in Western Tibet in 1933. He does not visit his Dzong but remains in Lhasa. He enjoyed the confidence if the late Dalai Lama. Acts as English Interpreter to the Kashag. Was promoted to be a 4th rank official in 1937. Appointed as an Assistant at the Foreign Office in September, 1943. Is pro-British but cautious. Died on 23rd March, 1945.
Page references from Who's Who in Tibet
1933 (page 21) 1938 (page 13) 1942 (page 3-4) 1945 (page 11)
This entry is from "Who Was Who in Tibet?" Copyright Frank Drauschke, Facts & Files, Berlin