Thai Sikhs join the nation mourning death of King Bhumibol

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| Bangkok, Thailand | 13 Oct 2016 Asia Samachar |
A Thai Sikh in tears holding a potrait of the King. The photo was retweeted by the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) - PHOTO / TWEETER
A Thai Sikh in tears holding a potrait of the King. The photo was retweeted by the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) – PHOTO / TWEETER

Sikhs in Thailand join fellow countrymen in mourning the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, announced just hours ago today.

The King passed away at Siriraj Hospital at 3.52pm on Thursday, the Royal Household Bureau announced.

Sikhs in Thailand have been holding prayers for the King, including at the Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha in Bangkok.

“We’ve been holding prayers for the beloved King for some time now. We will be meeting tomorrow to discuss our next programme,” the gurdwara secretary Surinder Singh tells Asia Samachar.

“The King was loved by all,” said Jatinder Singh Uppal, a Melbourne-based Sikh businessman with a presence in Bangkok.

In a news report entitled ‘Thailand’s beloved King has passed away’ released today, Bangkok Post reported all royal family members were in attendance at the time when the King ‘passed away peacefully’ at Chalermphrakiet Building at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.

His Majesty was 88 and would have turned 89 on Dec 5 this year, it added.

The ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946 and was the world’s longest-reigning monarch. People across the country celebrated the 70th year of his accession to the throne this year, the report said.

The photo of a Thai Sikh retweeted by Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) - PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR
The photo of a Thai Sikh retweeted by Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) – PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR
Thai Sikh News Channel, a Facebook-based news channel for Sikhs in Thailand, had changed its Facebook cover page to reflect the mood of the nation - PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR
Thai Sikh News Channel, a Facebook-based news channel for Sikhs in Thailand, had changed its Facebook cover page to reflect the mood of the nation – PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR

 

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  1. Punjab News Express
    October 14, 2016 03:59 PM

    Thai Sikhs owe their stay, safety & prosperity to the goodwill of late King: Dal Khalsa

    AMRITSAR: Dal Khalsa today offered its condolences to the people of Thailand on the demise of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    In a communiqué to the Ambassador of Royal Thai Embassy at New Delhi, party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the members of theirs organization express their heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the people of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty.

    We are fully aware that Sikhs of Thailand owe their stay, safety and prosperity to the goodwill of the late King, reads the letter e-mailed to the Thai diplomat.

    He further said the Sikhs of Punjab and Diaspora stands with the people of Thailand and holds them in their thoughts and prayers”.

    SOURCE: http://punjabnewsexpress.com/international/news/thai-sikhs-owe-their-stay-safety-prosperity-to-the-goodwill-of-late-king-dal-khalsa-53995.aspx

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