Qatar announces the death of HH the Grandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani


The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Courtesy of the Qatar Embassy, Yangon

The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Courtesy of the Qatar Embassy, Yangon

The Qatar Embassy in Yangon has announced the death of HH the Grandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani. He died on Sunday evening, 23 October 2016, at the age of 84.

An Emiri Diwan statement added, ’May Allah have mercy on his soul and make his residence paradise, and grant him the best reward for what he achieved to his homeland and nation.’

HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, ordered three days of public mourning across the country.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani is the grandfather of the current leader of Qatar and ruled from 1972 until 1995.

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