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Nauvarat Yuktanan fulfills her goal in life by helping people look better for their last journey

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Entering a mortuary, one would naturally expect to see _ apart from corpses _ doctors, nurses or perhaps policemen. It is hard to imagine why a person who does not absolutely need to be there would be in that room, and it is most certainly an odd sight to see a well-known actress. 

Her presence, bursting with exuberance, liveliness and cheerfulness, brings colour to the otherwise grim room.

But for medical staff at Ramathibodi Hospital, it is nothing out of the ordinary to see Nauvarat Yuktanan walking around, assisting patients and their families _ and lately, putting make-up on the cold faces lying in the morgue. In fact, the renowned actress, who has starred in more than 100 movies and soap operas during her 40-year career, has been around the hospital for the past four years, with the sole purpose of putting a smile on people's faces.

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