Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

A world record, 70 years rule of monarch, came to an end in Thailand, the land of the free, when it’s king Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at 88.King Bhumibol Adulyadej had a world wide praise for maintaining his country sanctity in a chain of political turmoils and multiple coups.

He had been in poor health in recent years and made few public appearances.The king’s death comes as Thailand remains under military rule following a coup in 2014.The palace had warned on Sunday that the king’s health was “not stable”.

Many Thais had been wearing pink to try to bring good luck to the ailing monarch. Hundreds of people had gathered outside the hospital where he was being treated.

King Bhumibol’s heir-apparent is 63-year-old Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, who does not attract the same level of affection as his father.

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