First woman councilor, Leki Pemo passes away


The first woman councilor of the erstwhile Royal Advisory Council (RAC), Leki Pemo passed away on March 21 at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. She was 62.

The former councilor from Dagana was admitted at the JDWNRH after she complained of fever and cough. She was suffering from pneumonia, which damaged her lungs. “She passed away two days after she was admitted in the hospital,” Leki Pemo’s eldest daughter, Dorji Lham, who rushed to Thimphu from Canada on March 23, said.

Her cremation will be held today in Thimphu.

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