Ali Waheed

Minister Ali Waheed's grandfather passes away, at age 100

  • The minister's maternal grandfather passed away on Saturday

K. Male' 2019 Apr 20 | Sat 17:52 local 1,613

A photo shared by Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, with his grandfather - Twitter

Tourism Minister Ali Waheed’s grandfather has passed away, at the age of 100.

Abdulla Ziyad, Waheed’s maternal grandfather, passed away in Thoddoo island of Alif Alif atoll on Saturday.

The minister is currently in the island, to attend his funeral.

In a tweet posted on Saturday, Minister Waheed noted that his grandfather was the strongest person he had ever met, with the most unique personality.

While the minister’s mother is from Thoddoo island, his father is native to Kulhuduffushi island of Haa Dhaalu atoll. Waheed served as representative for Thoddoo constituency, in the 17th parliament.

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