Mickma Tshering Lepcha

Born on 19 August 1985 in Neardhang village of West Sikkim district in Sikkim, Shri Mickma Tshering Lepcha imbibed the rich musical tradition of the region at an early age receiving formal training in Lepcha music from Shri Hildamit Lepcha under the Guru Shishya Parampara Training Programme sponsored by the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
Shri Mickma Tshering Lepcha has excelled as a player and performer of traditional Lepcha musical instruments and songs. He is also a B High grade artist of All India Radio, Gangtok for both Lepcha music and instruments. Shri Lepcha has worked as a Guru for Lepcha Puntong Polit (Lepcha Traditional Flute) under the Guru Shisya Parampara. He has trained a large number of students of the region, making a significant contribution in promotion and preservation of Lepcha culture. As a versatile singer, he has sung as well as composed music for many albums including Eternity Remix of Lepcha and Bhutia Songs, Folk Melodies of Himalayas, etc. He has represented his State at various major festivals in the country.
For his dedicated work in preserving and promoting Lepcha culture, Shri Mickma Tshering Lepcha has been honoured with the Young Talent Award conferred by the North East Zonal Cultural Centre, Dimapur, in 2011.
Shri Mickma Tshering Lepcha receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2011 for his notable talent in the field of Lepcha music of Sikkim.