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HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand dies
Sad to see that HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has died. His Majesty the King died at Siriraj Hospital at 3.52pm on Thursday 13th of October 2016. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was 88 years old and was the longest reigning monarch in the world.
The ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended the throne on 9th of June 1946 when he was 18 years old. During his 70 year reign he was revered by Thai people, many thinking of him as being a bodhisattva (bodhisattva – someone who is motivated by great compassion and who wishes to attain Buddha hood for the benefit of all sentient beings).
The people of Thailand are in a state of mourning today after learning the sad news about their beloved king.
RIP HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
History Channel Documentary about HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej