Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Dies at 84

Qatar is mourning the death of its former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani. He was Qatar’s Emir and he died at the age of 84 last Sunday. He governed Qatar for 23 years starting 1972 to 1995.

Qatar News Agency reported the sad news coming from the court.


The current Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani declared a 3 days of public mourning for his grandfather.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani was the grandfather of the current leader of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Our thoughts are with the bereaved family members.