Politician who was elected the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in 2011 after the Dalai Lama chose to relinquish some of his own political authority.
He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard's prestigious law school in 1995.
Amazingly, he became the first Tibetan -- out of roughly 6,000,000 -- to obtain a S.J.D. degree from Harvard's law school.
He was born in Darjeeling, India. He has a daughter with his wife Kesang Yangdon Shakchang.
He and author Anita Desai both studied at University of Delhi.