Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong : first Thai woman who was a composer

Date: December 28, 2019 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

Today the Search Engine Google is celebrating a Thai composer Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong’s 105th Birthday with attractive Doodle in the Thailand Of her more than 100 compositions, she is best known for the classic Bua Kao” (“White Lotus”), which awarded as “Song of Asia” by UNESCO in 1979 and made her a staple in the national repertoire.

Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong

Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong

She was the ท่านผู้หญิงพวงร้อย อภัยวงศ์ first Thai woman who was a composer. National artist Performing arts program, year 1986. Born on December 28, 1914, is the daughter of Mom Rajawongse Suwaphan Sanitwong and YiSuk Sanitwong Na Ayuthaya (former surname Mangphan Phan).

She learned to play the piano and the guitar at a young age. Composing and playing tunes for her family, she showed an undoubted passion and went on to study music at Trinity College London.




The genre blended elements from traditional Thai music with instruments of Western classical, and Apaiwong became one of its leading artists. She composed music for plays and movies, for the royal family, and for special national occasions.

Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong

Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong

  • Born on: 28 December 1914, Bangkok
  • Died on: 17 August 2000
  • Famous from: National composers and artists
  • Great-grandfather: King Borom family Krom Luang Wongsathiratsanit
  • Parents: Mom Rajawongse Suwaphan Sanitwong, YiSuk Sanitwong Na Ayutthaya
  • Grandparents: Her Royal Highness, Saisanitwong

She got an award the Performing Arts award by the Board of National Culture in 1986, as well as five royal decorations for her contributions. Wikepedia

สุขสันต์วันเกิด, Thanpuying Puangroi Apaiwong!

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