Gyalrong Dawa Tsering was rushed to Chandigarh due to sudden illness while attending the ongoing parliament session. Despite undergoing a surgery he breathed his last at 3:20 pm today, 28 September. He was 59.
Adjourning the House this afternoon, the members of the 15th Tibetan Parliament and staff members of the Parliamentary Secretariat held a prayer service for the deceased. The House will officially pass a resolution of condolence tomorrow, Mr Tenzin Norbu, the spokesperson of the parliamentary secretariat, told tibet.net.
In a condolence message the Parliamentary Secretariat said: "Gyalrong Dawa Tsering has served to the best of his capacity with a firm conviction in His Holiness the Dalai Lama's guidance and the Charter to fulfill the aspirations of the Tibetan people."
Gyalrong Dawa Tsering was born in the year 1952 and came into exile in 1959. In 1969, he joined the military service and worked there till 1994. He served in the military in various capacities, most prominently as the Assistant Political Leader. In late 1994, he officially resigned from the service and settled in the Tibetan settlement of Phendeling at Mainpat in Madhya Pradesh.
In Mainpat, he served as chairman of the local Tibetan assembly.
He was subsequently elected as a member of Tibetan Parliament in exile from northeastern Tibet's Domey (Amdo) province in the 13th, 14th and 15th Parliament. He served as the Standing Committee member of the 13th Parliament for four years and again for three and a half years in the 14th Parliament.
He was also elected in 25 different committees within the Tibetan Parliament in exile. He is survived by his wife and children.