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Meet Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: Leicester City owner feared dead in helicopter crash

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead after his helicopter crashed on Saturday evening following Leicester City’s game against West Ham.

Meet Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha_ Leicester City owner feared dead in helicopter crash lailasnews


The 60-year-old is believed to have been a passenger on board the aircraft, with the BBC reporting that five people were on board at the time of the incident.

Leicester City have confirmed that they are assisting Leicestershire police following the crash and are expected to provide a more detailed update on Sunday.

Srivaddhanaprabha and his son Aiyawatt purchased Leicester in 2010 for £39 million ($50m) when the club was plying its traded in the Championship, England’s second tier.

Meet Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and all you need to know about him

Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thai businessman who is the owner of Premier League football club Leicester City and the founder of the travel retail group King Power.

Srivaddhanaprabha and his son Aiyawatt purchased Leicester in 2010 for £39 million ($50m) when the club was plying its traded in the Championship, England’s second tier.

Born Vichai Raksriaksorn in Bangkok on April 4, 1958, he has become one of the richest businessmen in Thailand, with Forbes magazine ranking him the country’s fifth-richest man in 2018 with a worth of $4.9 million (£3.8m). He is the 388th richest billionaire in the world.

His name was changed from Raksriaksorn to Srivaddhanaprabha in 2012 after it was bestowed upon the family by former King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej. The name means ‘light of progressive glory’.

Srivaddhanaprabha is married to Aimon and they had four children together: Voramas, Apichet, Arunroong and Aiyawatt

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