The king of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, died in Bangkok on 89-m to year of life. About it reports Reuters with reference to the special message of the government.
“His Majesty died peacefully in hospital Siriraj”, – stated in the message. It also States that the king died on Thursday, October 13, at 15:52 local time (11:52 MSK). In connection with the death of the king in Thailand scheduled an emergency meeting of Parliament.
About the deteriorating health of the king became known over the weekend. After the hemodialysis procedure he plummeted blood pressure. Doctors were forced to use special drugs. They also connect the patient to the ventilator.
Bureau of the Royal court on Wednesday evening issued a special Bulletin in which it was reported that the state of Bhumibol Adulyadej “still unstable”.
Thousands of inhabitants of the Kingdom gathered on Wednesday near the walls of the hospital Serirat in Bangkok, where the monarch, to offer him their support. Collective prayers for the health of the king were also held in other cities and villages of Thailand.
On the background of rumors about the deteriorating health of the king, the Prime Minister of Thailand prayut Chan-OCHA has cancelled a visit to India, where he planned to participate in the activities of the BRICS summit, which will take place on October 15-16. It was also reported that rumors about the health of the king has fallen off the index of the stock exchange in Bangkok.
Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled Thailand since 9 June 1946. This year it celebrated 70-summer anniversary of stay on the throne.
The monarch inherited the throne after the death of his elder brother king Ananda barbershop music appreciation (Eighth Frame). The official coronation took place on 5 may 1950, and in 1987 Bhumibol Adulyadej received the title of Great and was the reigning monarch in Thai history.
Residents of the country’s deeply revered king. He enjoyed great respect and authority. Many Thais perceived the head of the Kingdom as the only person around which was consolidated in Thai society against the background of political upheaval, the country has been experiencing over the past few years. During his reign Bhumibol Adulyadej has repeatedly allowed political conflict situation in the country preventing the bloodshed.
In addition, he is the author of inventions. In particular, Bhumibol Adulyadej owns the patent for the creation of artificial clouds. He developed projects of bridges and dams, and has also designed his own sailboat.
The monarch also was the initiator, inspirer and co-author of the project network of large irrigation reservoirs that helped to transform Thailand into one of the main exporters of rice in the world and significantly increased the standard of living of the peasantry, still the majority of the population.
In 2008, Bhumibol Adulyadej was declared by Forbes magazine the richest monarch in the world.
In recent years, the king was often ill. From October 2014 to April 2015, he was in the hospital with severe infectious disease. Prior to this, the monarch was repeatedly hospitalized due to different health problems, including respiratory problems and bleeding in the brain, wrote , “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. In 2015 the Royal court of Thailand announced that the king was diagnosed with dropsy of the brain. In June 2016 he underwent a surgical operation to improve blood supply to the heart, passed TASS.
The king left four children: three daughters and one son, the crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. According to some, previously, the Royal soothsayer announced that after the death of Rama IX ascend to the throne, not crown Prince and Princess.