Miss Tibet 2006 Tsering Chungtak just 30 years old has suddenly passed away yesterday in New Delhi suffering from a heart attack. This sad news of her loss comes from the director of Miss Tibet pageant Mr. Lobsang Wangyal in the official website of Miss Tibet.
He has reported “With a heavy heart, I am announcing the sudden demise of Miss Tibet 2006 Tsering Chungtak.” It is clear from the reported that she has been suffering from health issues from before as he also report that “She had to stop her PhD degree midway due to health issues. She was working as a research scholar with an organisation which is trying to fulfil one of the Dalai Lama’s commitments to make Secular Ethics widely available to younger generations in schools, colleges, and Universities across the world.”
She won the title of Miss Tibet Pageant in 2006 and she was involved actively in various other pageants that year creating awareness about Tibet. “She had participated in Miss Earth Pageant the same year. She went to Malaysia for Miss Tourism Pageant but had to withdraw after Chinese government put pressure on the organisers asking them to sash Chungtak with a “Miss Tibet-China” said the report.
It is also reported that she one of the banner bearers of 2008 Tibetan Olympics while at the same time she lead the Tibetan Olympic torch rally in Taipei, Taiwan that year.
It is great loss for Tibetan community and we offer our prayers for her soul and condolences to all the relatives and friends.