Eminent Musician, lyricist and composer Sonam Tshering Lepcha has passed away. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 1995. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, in 2007, for contributions to folk music.
Mr. Mr. Lepcha is credited for reviving Lepcha folk culture with his compositions of hundreds of folk songs, dances and dramas.
Report by Prakash, Special Correspondent Sikkim