Morup Namgyal
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Morup Namgyal
Morup Namgyal
OccupationFolk musician
Known forLadakhi folk songs
AwardsPadma Shri

Morup Namgyal is an Indian folk musician, composer and dramatist,[1] known for his contributions for the revival of Ladakhi and Tibetan folk music tradition.[2] He is reported to have traveled across the Ladakhi region in the 1960s and documented the songs of the region which has assisted in the preservation of the regional musical tradition.[3] He is one of the founders of Lamdon Social Welfare Society and Lamdon School, a not-for-profit institution promoting the cultural heritage of Ladakh.[3] Noted as an active figure in Ladakhi society,[4] he is a member of the advisory board of the Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO).[1] and has contested in the Assembly Elections from the Lingshed constituency, though unsuccessfully.[5] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2004, for his contributions to Indian music.[6] His life has been made into a documentary, The Song Collector, directed by Erik Koto.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Who We Are". Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Erich Kasten (1999). Bicultural Education in the North. Waxmann Verlag. ISBN 9783830956518.
  3. ^ a b "Synopsis". The Song Collector. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "'Lhu tang Lhuyangs' book on Ladakhi folksongs released". Reach Ladakh. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Epilogue, Vol 4, Issue 12. Epilogue Press.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "About". The Song Collector. 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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