In Memory of Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah

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Fourth anniversary of demise of the late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, a distressing occasion that marks end of life of a profound leader who has left his marks on Kuwait’s history.

Sheikh Saad Al-Sabah was the 14th Emir of Kuwait. Born 1930, to the late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and was the oldest son. Sheikh Saad continued his studies in the UK, at Hendon Police college, London.

Sheikh Saad was the son of the 11th emir, Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah. Educated at the Mubarakiya school in Kuwait and at Hendon Police College in north London, he subsequently became deputy chief of police before progressing to chief of police in 1961 and interior minister in 1962, in the first post-independence cabinet. He combined that position with that of defence minister from 1964, before in 1978 becoming crown prince (until 2006) and prime minister (until 2003). He is survived by his wife and cousin, Sheikha Latifa. Of his six children, one son and three daughters survive him.

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