Princess Bopha Devi Passed Away

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Princess Bopha Devi Passed Away

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Sad News Indeed..

Iconic legend Princess Bopha Devi passed away today aged 76.

RIP

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RIP
What a beautiful and graceful dance.
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Very sad to hear of her passing, a true hero of Khmer Culture.
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RIP princess
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Norodom Buppha Devi (Khmer: នរោត្តម បុប្ផាទេវី pronounced [n̪ɔroːt̪ˈɗɑm ɓupˈpʰaː~ɓopʰaː t̪eːʋiː]; official title Her Royal Highness Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi, 8 January 1943 – 18 November 2019)[1] was a Cambodian princess, dancer and director of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.[2]

She was the daughter of Norodom Sihanouk and the late Neak Moneang Phat Kanthol, the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and a half-sibling of current King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni.

Buppha Devi derives from Pali words puppha (បុប្ផា), meaning flower, and devi (ទេវី), meaning goddess. The name is also romanised as "Bopha Devi" or "Bophadevi".

Buppha Devi finished her high school education at Lycée Preah Norodom in Phnom Penh. As a young princess, her grandmother, Queen Sisowath Kossamak, chose her to become a dancer early in her life.[3] At the age of 15, she became the premiere dancer of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. At the age of 18, she was granted the title of prima ballerina.[4]

She then toured the world as the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet with Queen Kossamak, performing in public. In the past the ballet had been performed only before royalty to commemorate their dynastic ancestors and to honour the gods.

Buppha Devi served as the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts in Cambodia.

Buppha Devi married her first husband in 1959 at the age of fifteen, and had since then five children from totally four marriages.
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Today is a day of mourning, 20 November 2019.

PM HE Calls on Nationwide Mourning for Princess Buppha Devi
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Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 18 – Cambodian Prime Minister HE has appealed for nationwide mourning for Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and advised state institutions and private companies to fly the flag at half-mast.

"On 20 November 2019, we must fly the flag at half-mast to mourn for the passing of Princess Buppha Devi to share condolences to our Queen Mother and respect for the princess's contributions to Khmer arts throughout the 1960s. We regret for such the huge loss of our nation and people," the premier addressed before 400 Cambodian athletes on Monday at the Peace Palace.

"Princess was the most important person who helped revive traditional royal ballet."

Cambodian Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, the eldest daughter of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, passed away on Monday of illness at the age of 77, according to an official statement.

"Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a Privy Counsellor to the King and a Member of the Constitutional Council, passed away on 18 November 2019 at 12:30 p.m. due to illness (at a hospital in Thailand)," the Constitutional Council said in a statement.
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21 November 2019, from Khmer news:
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Please note that following the arrival of Her Majesty the Princess Bopha Devi on the night of November 19, 2019, there has been outrage from critics on Facebook. They said that the princess should not be transported in such a lowly car.
However, the International Organizing Committee has rejected any criticism, saying that the transfer of the remains of HM the Princess was in accordance with The National Committee for Religious Affairs
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Bopha Devi was cremated this morning.
Here are some photos of the funeral procession in Phnom Penh from today's Khmerload:
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This performance was in 1962 when she was only 21.
She is often self consciously acting - but at times she does manage to forget herself and slip into another zone. Those moments are pure magic, grace and beauty.

I would have loved to see her when she became more experienced and accomplished as a dancer.
And her really natural kind of beauty seems totally authentic - quite disarming in a Cambodian high princess.

RIP, Angel -and please send our kindest regards to old Moon Face, your dad.
He will be in raptures to see you dance again.
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Awww this is very sad news


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