Name: Sonam Wangyal (Tulku)
Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Darlag Monastery
Location of incident: Darlag town, Golog prefecture (Ch: Qinghai Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-01-08
Info: Sonam Wangyal (also referred to as Lama Sobha), a respected religious figure in his local area, drank kerosene and set himself on fire on January 8 early in the morning in Darlag county, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai (the Tibetan area of Amdo), according to the Tibetan government in exile. His self-immolation was said to be linked to lack of religious freedoms in the area.