Tenzin Choedrak

Physician, Film actor

1922 – 2001

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Who was Tenzin Choedrak?

Dr. Tenzin Choedrak was the Senior Personal Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and was recognized as an esteemed master in the Tibetan medical tradition. He was imprisoned by the Chinese without any formal charge and subject to torture for 17 years. His total imprisonment lasted almost 22 years from 1959-1980.

In April 1995 he testified before the United States House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights where he related some of his experiences.

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Born
Apr 15, 1922
Also known as
  • Dr. Tenzin Choedrak
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Died
Apr 6, 2001

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on July 23, 2013

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