DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) today, expressed its deep sympathies and condolences at the demise of Mr Ngawang Dhondup Narkyid , a former Secretary. He passed away at 09:05 PM on 13 February 2017 at the age of 87.
As a mark of respect to the deceased, a prayer service was organised at Gangkyi Nyatri hall from 02:00 -03:00 PM to pray for his noble rebirth. All the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration were shut after the prayer service as an official gesture of mourning.
The eulogy for the late former Secretary was delivered by Topgyal Tsering Zongkha, secretary of the Kashag.
Ngawang Dhondup Narkyid was born in 6 September 1931 in Dagpo in U-tsang province. He had an illustrious education in 1942 beginning from his schooling at the Tse School in the Potala and completed Tsedung in 1948. He was member of Reformation Committee in 1957. He also did Mayor of Lhasa in 1958. In 1959 he escaped from Tibet and continued his service in Central Tibetan Administration.
He worked as Secretary for Department of Information and International Relations from 1960-68. While he also took responsibility of Secretary of Members of Standing Committee from 1960-62. He served as an Assistant Director of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts from 1963-65. He worked in Library of Tibetan Works and Archives from 1971-78.
Since 1983, he worked in Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and even worked on biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.