King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away

On October 13, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at the age of 88 due to health problems. He  was loved and respected by the Thai people.  He had ruled for 70 years, making him one of the world’s longest-serving monarchs. When he had become king in 1946, the population of Thailand was about 20 million. Today, it is about 70 million.

Bhumibol was born in Massachusetts, United States, as his parents were living there at the time. His older brother was the king before him. Bhumibol was known for his love for photography and music. He had also composed a bunch of songs. His son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to take over the throne. Here is a video about King Bhumibol.

Did you know?

The color yellow was associated with King Bhumibol, since he was born on a Monday, and the color associated with Mondays in Thailand is yellow.

Image Credits: http://www.thaigov.go.th for the image of King Bhumibol
Sources: http://www.worldometers.info, https://www.britannica.com, http://thailand.prd.go.th, http://www.todayonline.com, http://time.com