Tsering Landol
Dr. Tsering Landol receiving Padma Shri from the President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006
AwardsPadma Shri, Padma Bhushan

Tsering Landol is an Indian gynecologist and one of the pioneers of women's health in the Ladakh Union Territory of India.[1] She served at the Sonam Norboo Memorial Government Hospital, Leh[2] and is also associated with other educational institutions.[3] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2006, and Padma Bhusan in 2020 for her contributions to Indian medicine,[4] making her one of the few woman recipients of the award from Jammu and Kashmir[5] and the first Ladakhi woman doctor to receive the honour.[6] She is also featured on the 'Wall of Fame' which features those who have exhibited excellence throughout their career or existence have exemplified glory and greatness. The Wall recognizes those individuals and teams which have attained high achievement and/or made a significant contribution to society.[7] Landol is featured in The Song Collector, a documentary film on the life of the renowned Ladakhi folk musician, Morup Namgyal.[8] She was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India in the year 2020.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "Real Heroes". the HELP inc Fund. 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  2. ^ Akundi, Sweta (3 February 2020). "Meet Ladakh's first gynaecologist". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "List of participants". Chulalongkorn University. 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "NAMES OF PADMA AWARDEES OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR STATE" (PDF). Government of Jammu and Kashmir. 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  6. ^ "35 decorated with Padma awards so far". The Tribune. 2 February 2006. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Wall of Fame". Proud Ladakh. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. ^ "THE SONG COLLECTOR". thesongcollector.com. 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards 2020 Conferred To 13 Unsung Heroes Of Medicine". Medical Dialogues. 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  10. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (26 January 2020). "Full list of 2020 Padma awardees". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 January 2020.