Poet Bhaichung Tsichudarpa was born in Yangang, South Sikkim, in 1957. He wrote “Richhi”, the first novel in the Bhutia language. Apart from this, he is the author of several publications in the Bhutia language including “Tshigcheth Nhatshogs” (collection of poems in the Bhutia language), “ Denzong Sungilu” ( a book of Sikkimese songs) and “Sangayki Zenam” ( the life of the Buddha in the Bhutia language.) He is also a playwright, has made video films and is a radio presenter for All India Radio, Gangtok.
Tsichudarpa won the very prestigious “ Sikkim Sahitya Samman 2013 Award” from the Government of Sikkim and several other awards. He has been the General Secretary of “Arithang Gyaltsen Tsogpo” (2002-2004) and later the President of the organization (2011- 2014). He has also been Joint Secretary of All Sikkim Bhutia Kayrab Yargay Tshogpo Organization.