Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Padma Shri awardee Ren Sonam Tshering Lepcha. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, Ren Sonam Tshering Lepcha was a multi-faceted personality who made outstanding efforts to popularise the great Lepcha culture. Mr Modi said, his works are respected across generations.
Folk musician and Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away at Kalimpong on Thursday due to old age ailments, his family sources said. He was 92. He passed away this morning due to age-old ailments in Kalimpong. He suffered a cardiac arrest, a senior district official said.