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Dalai Lama's eldest brother dead

Taktser Rinpoche, the eldest brother of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, passed away on Saturday in the United States after a protracted illness.

world Updated: Sep 06, 2008 14:04 IST

Taktser Rinpoche, the eldest brother of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, passed away on Saturday in the United States after a protracted illness.

The 86-year-old had played a key role in the '50s when China attacked Tibet as his brother's intermediary, negotiating with the Chinese authorities.