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Deva Bandhumasena

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Phraya Songsuradet (Deva Bandhumasena)

Phraya Songsuradej (Thai: พระยาทรงสุรเดช) (12 August 1891 – 1 June 1973, common name Deva Bandhumasena)[1] was a Thai military officer and member of Khana Ratsadon. As a cadet he studied military science in Imperial Germany, and was a leading member of the senior army officers responsible for the Siamese coup d'état of 1932.[2][3] After the revolution of 1932 he has conflicts with Plaek Phibunsongkhram in many serious matters so all these conflicts became the allegations in the subsequent of Songsuradet rebellion.[4]

He was exiled to Indochina in January 1939 following a rift with the Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram.[5] Phraya Songsuradej died on 1 June 1973 at his home in Surin Province by the age of 80.[6] [7]