Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu

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Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu (born 1928) is an Indian cleric who was a Ganden Tripa (spiritual head of the Gelug Buddhists) - now known as Ganden Trisur. He was the 102nd holder of the position. [1] [2] Previously, he was the Changtse Chosje.

Norbu was born in 1928 into the Royal House of Matho, a cadet branch of the Royal Family of Ladakh. His father was Prince Phuntsog Namgyal, a direct descendant of the Kings of Ladakh. Norbu's mother, Tsering Lhazom, was from the aristocratic Leh Kalon family. He was the nephew of the 19th Bakula Rinpoche.

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