Tsoltim N. Shakabpa
Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa is the son of Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa, the respected former Finance Minister of independent Tibet, and historian, educator, and freedom fighter. Shakabpa was a senior American international banker, chairman and president of an international investment bank in Texas, US.
He suffered a debilitating stroke in December of 1999. Since then, he has become a recognized poet and political activist for Tibetan freedom. So far, he has written eight books of inspiring poems, among them Voice of Tibet, published by Paljor Publications in New Delhi, India, and Being Tibetan, published by Publish America.
Shakabpa is popularly known as “T.N.”, which he says stands for his initials as well as for “Tibetan National”.