Governor of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Sattam bin Abdul Aziz dies at 72

Riyadh Governor Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (L) along with Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.

Riyadh: The governor of Saudi capital, Riyadh, Sattam bin Abdul Aziz has died at the age of 72 in the kingdom, state media reported on Tuesday.

His funeral prayers will be offered at Iman Turkey bin Abdullah mosque after the Asar prayers on Wednesday.

Prince Sattam was born in Riyadh on 21 January 1941. He is a son of King Abdulaziz. Sattam bin Abdulaziz began his early study in the princes school in Riyadh and then, he joined Al Anjaal institute. He received a bachelor degree in business administration from the University of San Diego, graduating in 1965. He obtained the honorary doctorate from the same university on 25 May 1975.

Sattam bin Abdulaziz was former deputy governor of Riyadh from 1979 to 2011. On 5 November 2011, he was appointed Governor of Riyadh Province. He was the ninth governor of Riyadh.


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