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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Passes Away

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on 13 October 2016 at Bangkok, Thailand. He was 88.
●    King Adulyadej was the world’s longest reigning monarch.
●    After the demise of the Thai King, 63-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is expected to become the new king.
●    Bhumibol Adulyadej was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX.
●    He was also known as King Bhumibol the Great.
●    He was crowned King of Thailand on 5 May 1950 at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.
●    He was the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 70 years, 127 days.
●    During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha. They are otherwise known as Bhumibol's Thirty.
●    Forbes estimated his fortune to be $30 billion US dollar in May 2014.


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