Suttawas Temple abbot dies at 79

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Phra Kru Wijitthammasarn, abbot of Suttawas Temple in Nongprue, has died. He was 79.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome was the guest of honor at the abbot’s funeral ceremony Feb. 24 at the Pattaya temple. Other guests included former and current district and provincial officials, former MPs, Nongprue council members and educators.

The former Religious Committee chairman died on Feb. 18 in his sleep. He had been an ordained monks for 59 years. He was cremated on Feb. 28.

Phra Kru Wijitthammasarn, former Abbot of Wat Suttawas.Phra Kru Wijitthammasarn, former Abbot of Wat Suttawas.