Norodom Buppha Devi

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Norodom Buppha Devi
Her Royal Highness Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi
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Bornនរោត្តម បុប្ផាទេវី
OccupationPrincess, ballerina, and politician

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, ballerina and politician. She was director of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.[2]

Background[change | change source]

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.

From 1998 through 2004, Devi was Minister of Culture and Fine Arts for the Hun Sen ministry. She was born in Phnom Penh.

Death[change | change source]

Devi died on 18 November 2019 at a hospital in Bangkok at the age of 76.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Princess Buppha Devi dies at 76". 18 November 2019.
  2. "Inside Cambodia's royal ballet". nationmultimedia.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. "Cambodian princess, classical dance star, dies at 76". Seattle Times. 18 November 2019.