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Death of popular Tibetan singer prompts emotional tributes: well-known Tibetan writer monk sentenced

May 10, 2016

  • The death of a well-known Tibetan singer, Dubhe, whose best-known song ‘Faraway Friend’ is a tribute to the Dalai Lama, has prompted an outpouring of praise for his work across Tibet including gatherings of Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile to celebrate his life. The responses to his death demonstrate the determination among both a younger generation of Tibetans and their elders to keep their cultural identity alive.
  • A well-known Tibetan writer who is also a monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba, Lobsang Jamyang (pen name: Lomik), has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.
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