Tsangyang Gyatso (March 1, 1683 – November 15, 1706) was the sixth Dalai Lama. He was a Monpa by ethnicity and was born at Urgelling Monastery, not far from the large Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of present-day Arunachal Pradesh.
“He had grown up a youth of high intelligence, liberal to a fault, fond of pleasure, of wine and of women” and later led a playboy lifestyle. He disappeared near Qinghai, probably murdered, on his way to Beijing in 1706. The 6th Dalai Lama composed poems and songs that are not only still immensely popular in modern day Tibet but have also gained significant popularity all across China.