DHARAMSALA, Oct 7: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed sadness at the passing away of Mrs Irmtraut Wäger, popularly known among Tibetans as Ama (mother) Wäger, who had dedicated her entire life to help and support Tibetan refugees, particularly in the education field. She was 95 when she breathed her last on October 2 in Munich.
In a letter to the Wäger family, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sadness at the passing away of Mrs Wäger and offered his condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.
His Holiness wrote that in her passing away, Tibetans have lost a friend who, until her last breath, kept the wellbeing of needy Tibetans close to her heart.
He also said that among the many who have provided generous assistance to Tibetans, both young and old, in exile, Ama Wäger was perhaps unique. Not only was she generous herself, also directing the support of many other individuals in Germany to where it was most needed, but she personally visited those she helped in different Tibetan settlements and schools in India and Nepal.
His Holiness concluded by saying that he will remember Ama in his prayers.