Smt. Tseshu Lhamo was born in 1935 in Leh. She received her initial training in the music of Ladakh from her father the late Tsering Morup who was a professional singer and drummer. Smt. Tseshu Lhamo began her career in singing Ladakhi Folk songs at the early age of twelve and has since performed regularly at Concerts and over All India Radio. Her perform- ances have won her wide popularity and high acclaim. Today she is a legendary figure representing Ladakh outside her State. Smt. Tseshu Lhamo has been recorded by many recording agencies including the National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris in 1976. For her eminence in the field of Music and her contribution to its enrichment, Smt. Tseshu Lhamo receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Ladakhi Folk Music for 1985.