The official line of succession of the Shamarpas, perforce, came to an abrupt halt.

The 11th Shamarpa was a bodhisattva, in the guise of a physician lama, in northern Tibet. Medicine was his generosity. He treated the patients with his own compounds, never expecting a return; thus seeing to the physical well-being of the people as well as to their spiritual needs. Studying and meditating, his other buddha-activities, though varied, were unrecorded.