Young Tibetan activist passes away due to cardiac arrest

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, June 22: Sherab Tsedor, also known as Migmar, a prominent Tibetan activist has passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest at Dharamsala yesterday.

The young Tibetan activist reportedly passed away at Men-Tsee-Khang at 1 pm on June 21 after a massive cardiac attack. His sudden demise has left the exile Tibetans at a loss for words.

19441141_1564236986954039_1400197237_nSherab Tsedor, aged 30 was born in Delhi. He was an active member of the Delhi chapter of Tibetan Youth Congress for many years. In the past, he had staged a solo peace march from Delhi to Dharamsala to spread awareness about the Tibetan issue, a solo hunger strike campaign and on November 4, 2011 he set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi protesting China’s illegal occupation of Tibet but the Indian police swiftly grabbed Sherab, put out the fire and whisked him to hospital.

Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) and Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA), the two largest Tibetan activist groups took to social networking sites to pay their respect to the demised young activist.

“With his demise, we have lost one young Tibetan patriot. May his soul rest in peace,” TWA said in a post on Facebook.

19415659_1564236980287373_1896767568_n“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of our friend and comrade Sherab Tsedor (Mingmar) la. We send out thoughts and prayers to the family and urge all our brothers and sisters to do the same,” TYC stated in another Facebook post.

The activist’s cremation will take place at 5am on June 23 in Dharamshala.