Name: Thupten Ngodup
Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Retired Special Frontier Force, Volunteer TYC’s Indefinite Hunger Strike
Location of incidents: Near Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Date of Self-immolation: 1998-04-27
Info: The first self-immolation in Tibetan society took place in exile in Delhi, India, on April 27, 1998, when Thubten Ngodrup set himself on fire as a Tibetan Youth Congress hunger strike was broken up by Indian police. A shocking video of his self-immolation caused great distress among Tibetans in exile, and a statue stands in his memory by the Dalai Lama’s temple in Dharamsala, India. Thubten Ngodrup died in hospital in Delhi.