Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi

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Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi
Sheikh, Dr
Emir of Sharjah
Reign 1965 - 1972
Predecessor Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Successor Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
Died January 25, 1972
House Al Qasimi
Father Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Bin Khalid Al Qasimi

Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi was ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates from 1965 to 1972.

Biography[edit]

He was installed by British Forces after the removal of the previous ruler Sheikh Saqr bin Sultan who was his cousin and brother-in-law. He was a participant of the first union talks of the United Arab Emirates Federation. On January 25, 1972, Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi was assassinated by the previous ruler Sheikh Saqr in a bloody abortive coup.[1] Saqr was quickly defeated by federal forces, and Khalid's brother has since ruled Sharjah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radical Sheik, p. E4, New York Times, January 30, 1972