Thailand: Buddhist funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for a week

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The players and a part of Leicester’s staff attended in Thailand the funeral of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last Saturday.

This ceremony will last several days, at Thepsirin temple, accompanied by chants of Buddhist monks.

The body of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in the accident of his helicopter after attending a game in Leicester City, will then be kept for 100 days before his cremation. Members of the English club team they flew to Bangkok on Saturday night after a game against Cardiff City club.

Players and a part of Leicester’s staff attended the funeral in Thailand on Sunday.
Coach Claude Puel and striker Jamie Vardy have been seen in the temple in Bangkok where the ceremony, which will last a week. The group traveled to Thailand on Saturday after their victory against Cardiff City (1-0).

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was the fifth richest man in Thailand, according to the Forbes ranking, with a fortune estimated at nearly $ 5 billion. He had built in a few decades a very lucrative “duty-free” empire, King Power, in a monopoly situation in the airports of this country visited each year by tens of millions of tourists.

The “success story” of the English club Leicester, which he managed to climb in the lead of the English Football Championship, has also played a lot in the creation of the myth Vichai in recent years.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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