Yeshi Dhonden

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Yeshi Dhonden (15 May 1927 – 26 November 2019) was a Tibetan-Indian physician of Traditional Tibetan medicine and humanitarian. He was the the 14th Dalai Lama from 1961 to 1980.[1] In 2018, the Indian government honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India.[2] He was born in Namro, Tibet. He was known by many for "curing cancer".[3]

Dhonden retired on 1 April 2019 due to bad health.[3] He died of respiratory failure on 26 November 2019 in Dharamshala, India at the age of 92.[4]

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  1. Avedon, John (1997). In Exile from the Land of the Snows: The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 9780060977412.
  2. "A monk and a healer - The Statesman". The Statesman. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dr Yeshi Dhonden, famous for curing cancer, closes his practice". Tibet Sun News. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  4. Renowned Tibetan doctor Yeshi Dhonden passes away