Phuntsok 59 was born and raised in Nepal.
While helping to organise a programme for blind people, his life changed forever to become a singer. He was working with the Blind Association of Nepal as a volunteer worker, when seeing the enthusiasm and ability of the blind people to perform in a show he helped to organise, Phuntsok's mind was captivated to become a singer to sing for his country.
He worked with the association for two years from 1999 to 2001.
Phuntsok then added a surname – 59, the year 1959 when Chinese took over Tibet, to remind all of the brutality of the occupation and the suffering Tibetans went through.
He has performed in several Tibetan settlements, including: Dharamsala, Delhi, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Dehra Dun, Bylakuppe and Nepal.