Dr. Kunsang, was born in Dingri, Tibet in 1924. At the early age of 12, he became disciple of Venerable Khyenrab Norbu Rimpoche (1883 – 1992), one of the most famous physician of the time (Doctor of His Holiness Dalai Lama) and director of the then Chagpori Medical College Men-Tsee-Khang in Lhasa – Tibet, with whom he started to learn and practice Tibetan Medicine Pharmacology, Philosophy, Engineering and Astrology, as well as shown himself to be very gifted in such Tibetan traditional Arts as Carving, Thangkas and Statues.

In 1950, having became a refugee from Tibet and residing in Kathmandu valley, Dr. Kunsang was called to assist the Nepal Royal palace of the time to cure late King Tribhuvan from his liver disorder, all of which, after treating him highly successfully, led Dr. Kunsang to become appointed Tibetan Doctor to the late Nepal King Tribhuvan and subsequent Members of the Royal Family of Nepal.

In the following years, having established an outstanding reputation for Kunphen, late Dr. Kunsang then resumed again his activities in the border area of Tibet and Nepal, namely in his family village of Nyalam and in the related high Himalayan region, where he strived to help local people suffering from diseases, lack of education, poor sanitation and related handicaps. Late Dr. Kunsang became duly recognized by the Tibetan Autonomous Region authorities to perform health, social and education services and was consequently in position to create a highly successful Tibetan Medicine factory.

In 1963, the Nepal government, being highly satisfied, granted further to the Kunphen Tibetan Medical Center the status of Traditional Health Trainer, providing rural villages selected healers with upgrading training sessions, all of which is duly certified. The Traditional Health Worker training scheme is since then performed every year, under the Nepal Health Department supervision.

It is said that during the following years, late Dr. Kunsang must have treated more than 100.000 people from both Nepal and the Tibetan Nyalam area. As the Kunphen Tibetan Medicine Center itself became more and more respected in Kathmandu valley, it finally became recognized in 1973 by the Nepal Health Department as the first duly registered Tibetan Medicine Factory and Clinic.
Dr. Kunsang, travelling on a regular pace altering in between the Kathmandu Kunphen Clinic and the Nyalam Medicine Factory Tibet TAR, worked as Physician, as well as a professor of Tibetan Medicine and Director of the Nyalam based Tibetan Medicine factory. He was one of the very few existing Amchis (Physicians) who knew and performed the sophisticated skills of natural elements composition and transmutation for the Precious Pills.

During his long and active life, late Dr. Kunsang has participated to various national and international leading conferences in Tibetan Medicine in Europe, U.S.A. and Asia. Sadly, he passed away in Kathmandu on August 12, 2006, deeply mourned by all who knew him well, and respect him deeply for his compassion, science and wisdom.