BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ (b 1927 )
H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, born 5 December 1927, is the King of Thailand. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the worldʼs longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. The king is a painter, photographer, author and translator as well as an accomplished saxophonist and composer. His prolific output of compositions includes fox-trots, waltzes and Thai patriotic music. He is an accomplished saxophonist and has performed with leading jazz artists such as Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton and Benny Carter.