Mr Gyalpo played a valuable role in working for the cause of various underprivileged communities across India and Nepal, including Tibetan community since late 1960s. He retired in December 2012.
“He has been a longtime friend and supporter of Central Tibetan Administration particularly Department of Home, Education and Health. For many years, he has generously helped us with different and many of our projects for the welfare of our Tibetan communities. We the staff members of the three departments pay our deep sympathy and condolences to his bereaved family for this great loss,” the department of education said in a condolence message.