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Thailand: Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch passes away

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej Has Died After A Long Illness, The Palace Announced On Thursday

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 13 Oct 2016, 05:50:15 PM
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away after long illness

New Delhi:

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 88 years old has died after a long illness, the palace announced on Thursday. He was the world’s longest-serving monarch and a unifying symbol for Thailand since the 1950s.

This ended a remarkable seven-decade reign and leaving a divided people bereft of a towering and rare figure of unity.

“His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the palace said.

His son and heir apparent, the 63-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to become Thailand’s new king

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First Published : 13 Oct 2016, 05:45:00 PM