Tashi Dorje Phunkhang

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Tibetan script rendering of Tashi Dorje Phunkhang

Tashi Dorji

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Tibetan script rendering of Tashi Dorji

Yapshi Phunkang Kung


Born 1888 Served in Government 1902


Yapshi Phunkhang Kung I. Personal name Tashi Dorji. Born in 1886. A descendant of the 11th Dalai Lama. Was formerly the Officer-in-charge of the printing of Currency Notes at the Trapchi hydro-electric factory near Lhasa. Owns the Old Changlo and the present British Trade Agency site at Gyantse. Appointed Shap-pe in 1938. Degraded to Kung in November, 1946, for alleged abuse of power. Arrested and detained in the Potala jail for about a month on suspicion of being involved in a conspiracy case in April and May, 1947, but was subsequently released and reinstated to his rank

Page references from Who's Who in Tibet

1933 (page 26) 1938 (page 77) 1942 (page 39) 1945 (page 47) 1949 (page 141)

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