Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche Ngawang Chökyi Lodrö, head of the Nyingma order, entered parinirvana on September 2 and remained in thukdam until September 5 at Thupten Chöling, his monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The public will begin to pay respect to his memory on September 6.
Rinpoche, born in 1923, would eventually become head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 2010, following the tenure of Kyabje Minling Trichen Rinpoche. He had several teachers in his life — he had an especially close relationship with Dilgo Khentsye Rinpoche — and was himself a teacher of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Visit Rigpa Wiki for a complete biography.