A renowned musician and singer Ap Dopay have left the nation. Let’s see what happened to him and AP Dopay cause of death
What happened to Dopay?
On Wednesday evening, Ap Dopay passed away at his Thimphu home. He was 89.
Ap Dopay, from Talo in Punakha, who is regarded as the master and keeper of traditional songs, received the Druk Thuksey from His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
He was an instrumentalist, singer, painter, historian, and monk. In Punakha, where he began his life as a monk, the late Ap Dopay eventually changed his robe to devote his life to what he loved most—music.
He did not, however, give up on his conviction. Up until the moment of his death, he was a devoted Buddhist.
AP Dopay cause of death
No official information about AP Dopay’s death was revealed. Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident.
So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Ap Dopay Cause of Death will be added soon.
He is recognized for popularizing the nation’s folk music and songs.
In 1999, his work and passion were recognized. He received the Druk Thuksey during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s reign for maintaining and advancing national folk music.
One of the numerous people who studied under Ap Dopay was the well-known singer and musician Jigme Drukpa. He believed that the nation suffered a big loss when such an icon passed away.
“For more than 50 years, Ap Dopay was a well-known figure. Jigme Drukpa stated that his lyrics and music “reflect his endeavor in sustaining the fundamental qualities of Bhutanese songs and customs, especially through the performance of Zhungdra, which is only witnessed in Bhutan.
In the past, hundreds of Bhutanese were amazed by the late music icon’s voice on BBS radio. Jigme Drukpa first heard him when he was approximately 7 or 8 years old, and it was on the radio.
Jigme Drukpa left his school and made the trip from Wamrong to Thimphu in pursuit of Ap Dopay because he wanted to study the Drangyen from him.
“I found him more than five weeks later. And since, I’ve done the same as him. It has now been more than 38 years. I spent my free time studying most of his tunes. Looking back on our lives, especially his, I believe he made a significant contribution to Bhutanese culture, especially music,” he continued.
Even while the loss is great, there is some solace in knowing that he will live on via his works.
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