Jigme Norbu’s father, Thubten Jigme Norbu, a former professor of Tibetan and religious studies at Indiana University, Bloomington and once a curator of Tibetan artifacts at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, was a co-founder of the International Tibet Independence Movement and began “freedom walks” to highlight the Tibetan cause. He passed away on September 5, 2008.
The Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA) held a prayer service for Jigme Norbu at ICT”s Washington office on Tuesday evening.
Jigme Norbu leaves behind a wife and three children. ICT sent condolences to the family.