By The Nation
The respected Rapee, also known as the “Father of Thai Orchids”, passed away peacefully at 7am on Saturday in Vibhavadi Hospital at the age of 95.
To pay a final farewell to the eminent scholar and one the country’s most celebrated horticulturists, three days of Buddhist funeral rites will be held under royal patronage from February 19-21.
On the first day, the rituals will begin with the royal bathing ceremony at 4pm, followed by chanting by Buddhist monks at 7pm. There will be daily chanting from February 22-25 beginning at 7pm.
The cremation ceremony details will be announced later.