Leh, Jan: The whole Ladakh is in shock following the sudden death of renowned and respected Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh Dr Sonam Dawa passed away on Monday evening reportedly due to cardiac arrest.
As per the details available, Dr Dawa (71) was in the office in the morning and he left for home in the afternoon after having lunch and later found dead in his bed. It is said that as CEC reportedly failed to respond to his wife’s phone call, she asked a neighbour lady, who used to serve him food during her absence, and found him dead in his bed. His wife and daughter had left for Delhi two days ago.
Dr. Dawa was a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party and he was elected from Thiksey constituency in 2015 to LAHDC and took over as CEC after the legislature party elected him as leader of the house. He served as CMO Leh, LBA President and District President BJP Leh.
Bhartiya Janata party Leh unit called a shock-Sabha at its party office under the chairmanship of president Sh. Tsewang Gonbo to condole the sad and sudden demise of Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, the Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Leh. Executive councillors, councillors, Mandal presidents and party workers participated in the condolence meeting. Similarly, District Congress Committee also paid tribute to late Dr. Sonam Dawa at their DCC office.
On the sudden demise of Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, Hon’ble Chief Executive Councillor and former President Ladakh Buddhist Association, a condolence meeting of the LBA Executive members was convened yesterday late in the evening .Members observed a two minutes silence to pay their respect to the departed soul and to express their heartfelt condolences to the breaved family. It was decided to appeal to all business establishments to be closed today and a observed Candlelight March from Leh Main gate to Chowkhag Vihara as a mark of respect. On the occasion Khamtak Rinpochey addressed the people and different speakers spoke about Dr.Sonam Dawa. The candlelight march was participated by thousands of people form different parts of the valley.