Former Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan Na Ayudhya succumed to illness on Friday morning, May 8, in Chiang Mai, north of Thailand.
Consul Agkarajit, 68, was the Honorary Consul of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines to the Upper North of Thailand from 2014 to 2019.
He was a reliable source of information and he always openly and warmly accommodated every Filipino who came for his assistance. He was ready to share his insights about Thai laws and the situation of Filipinos in eight Thai provinces under his jurisdiction.
PinoyThaiyo best remembered him for providing detailed information on visa policy regarding foreign children in 2016, for gracing the first Filipino movie screening at MAYA Chiang Mai in 2017 and his friendly updates during occassional meet-ups at FILCOM events.
Consul Agkarajit was a member of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Thailand. He was a descendant of King Rama 2. Royal flames which will be used for his cremation will be flown from Bangkok.
His wake is being held at Wat Pa Phaeng (temple on the corner on the intersection near Ratanakosin Hotel) in their newly built funeral viewing/prayer rooms. Cremation will be on Tuesday, May 12.
Meanwhile, the Filipino Community in Chiang Mai (FCC) led by Linda Benilda Pascion Khampan and Victoria Nimmanahaeminda, president and vice presidfent respectively, along with FCC officers attended the first day of Consul Agkarajit’s funeral wake.
PinoyThaiyo joins the Filipino Community in Chiang Mai in mourning the sudden death of fomer Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan Na Ayudhya of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines to the Upper North of Thailand. Thank you, Sir Agkarajit for your service to the Filipinos in the north.
Our sincerest condolences to Khun Gina and the Phanomvan Na Ayudhya family.
Photo: Former Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan Na Ayudhya (center) on the occasion of the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration at Holiday Inn Hotel, Chiang Mai. (ChiangMaiCityLife)