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The Purjang of late Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji

Posted on :03 October 2019

3 October 2019: The Purjang of late Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji, was held on the 3rd of October, corresponding to the 5th day of the Eighth Bhutanese month, at Wolakha, in Punakha.

The Purjang was attended by His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and the entire Royal Family. Representatives of the government led by the Prime Minister, members of Parliament, the armed forces, dignitaries from the international community, as well as thousands of people whose lives have been touched by late Yab were present to offer their respects. The prayers for the last rites was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, and conducted by the Zhung Dratshang.

Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji passed away peacefully on the 12th of May this year. Thousands of Bhutanese offered their respects while the Kudung lay in repose at Wolakha.

Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji is the maternal grandfather of His Majesty The King, and the father of Their Majesties the Queen Mothers. Known as a pioneering entrepreneur and a great religious patron, Yab sponsored the construction and renovation of many important religious structures across Bhutan throughout his lifetime.

Late Yab was conferred the Red Scarf by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in 1991.

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