Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Fahd bin Salman
Born 1955
Died 25 July 2001 (aged 46)
Burial 25 July 2001
Al Oud cemetery, Riyadh
Spouse Nuf bint Khalid bin Abdallah Al Abdul Rahman
Issue Sultan
Full name
Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father Salman bin Abdulaziz
Mother Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi
Religion Islam

Fahd bin Salman (1955 – 25 July 2001) was a member of the House of Saud.

Early life and education[edit]

Prince Fahd was born in Riyadh in 1955.[1] He was the eldest son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.[2] His mother was Sultana Al Sudairi, who died in July 2011.[3] She was the daughter of Prince Salman's uncle, Turki bin Ahmad Al Sudairi,[4] who was formerly the governor of Asir Province.[5] Fahd bin Salman was a full brother of Prince Ahmed, Prince Sultan, Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal and Princess Hussa (born 1974).[6][7]

Fahd bin Salman received a bachelor's degree from King Saud University in Riyadh,[8] followed by a second bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.[1][not in citation given]


On his return to Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Salman joined the ministry of interior as an advisor.[1] Later he served as deputy governor of the Eastern province from February 1986 to February 1993.[8][9][10] He claimed that he spent about $4 million, all of which came from his own pocket, on feasts and largesse for commoners in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan during his deputy governorship.[11]

From 1991 to his death in 2001, Fahd bin Salman was involved in private business ventures. One of his companies was the Eirad Company, a space technology firm based in Riyadh.[12]

Horse racing and breeding[edit]

Fahd bin Salman was introduced to horse racing in the early 1980s by his father-in-law, Khalid bin Abdullah, and he bought the famous Whatcombe stable near Lambourn in 1984.[13] He later acquired a stable of Thoroughbred racehorses and established Newgate Stud in Dorset and in Lexington.[13][14]

His greatest success came with the colt Generous whose victories included the 1991 Epsom Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the Irish Derby.[15] He won the Irish Oaks twice, in 1990 and 1999, with Knight’s Baroness and Ramruma, respectively.[16] Prince Fahd also won the Irish St Leger (1990), Derby Italiano (1994) and the French Derby (Prix du Jockey Club).[13]

His other horses included Ibn Bey, Broken Hearted, Zoman, Insan, Bint Pasha, Magic Ring and Dilum.[15] In his later years, he began to devote himself to breeding horses rather than to racing.[13][17]

Other activities[edit]

The Prince Fahd bin Salman Charity Organization for Renal Failure Patient Care is a charitable organization[18] founded by Prince Fahd, who was its first secretary-general. The association was formerly known as the Wafa Kidney Center in Namas and was renamed after the death of Fahd bin Salman.[19] His father, Salman bin Abdulaziz, serves as its chairman,[18] and his brother, Abdulaziz bin Salman, is its current secretary general.[20]

Personal life[edit]

His wife was Nuf bint Khalid bin Abdallah Al Saud (born 1962), daughter of Khalid ibn Abdullah and Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz.[10][15][21]

Fahd bin Salman's children are Sultan, Sarah, Ahmad and Rima.[22] One of his daughters, Princess Sarah, married Talal bin Abdulaziz, a grandson of Bandar bin Abdulaziz on 26 May 2011.[23] Their marriage ceremony was also held in Marbella on 2 July 2011.[24]


It was announced that Fahd bin Salman died due to heart failure in Riyadh on 25 July 2001.[13][25] Funeral prayers were held at the Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh following regular afternoon prayer on 25 July 2001.[8] He was buried in Al Oud cemetery in Riyadh.[26]


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  10. ^ a b Sabri Sharaf (2001). The House of Saud in Commerce: A Study of Royal Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. Sharaf Sabri. p. 137. ISBN 978-81-901254-0-6. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Lawson, Timothy (9 October 2011). "Saudi Arabia: Leaked cable reveals how royals get rich". Green Left. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Eye in Sky Joint Venture". The New York Times. 28 June 1994. p. 4. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Prince Fahd bin Salman. Obituary" (PDF). IMPACT (Vol. 31, No: 9). September 2001. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Goode, Kristin Ingwell (1 August 2002). "Prince Faisal Salman to Head Thoroughbred Corporation". Blood Horse. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Death of a generous man". The Telegraph. 25 July 2001. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Irish Oaks Winners from 1987 to 2000". Irish Oaks. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Lees, Jon (27 May 2000). "Salman reduces racing interest". The Racing Post. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Fahd bin Salman Charity Organization". U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Prince Ahmad named secretary-general of Prince Fahd charity". Arab News. 31 July 2001. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  20. ^ "HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Patronizes the Medical Awareness Campaign against Renal Diseases". Ministry of Health. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
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  23. ^ "زواج الأمير طلال بن عبدالعزيز بن بندر من كريمة الأمير فهد بن سلمان (Arabic; Talal bin Abdulaziz marries to the daughter of Fahd bin Salman)". Al-Riyadh. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
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  26. ^ Al Oraifij, Abdullah (3 August 2011). "Sultana, wife of Riyadh Emir, passes away". Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 9 August 2012.