King Fahd: Fahd was the King of Modern Saudi Arabia. King Fahd Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 13 June 1982 until his death. King Fahd was the son of Ibn Saud. Ibn Saud was the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. Fahd became King of Saudi Arabia after the death of his half-brother Khalid. Fahd served as King of Saudi Arabia from 13 June 1982 to 1 August 2005.
Full Name: Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud.
Born: 1923 AD. Riyadh, Sultanate of Najd.
Death: 1 August 2005 AD. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Father’s Name: Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud.
Mother’s Name: Hassa bint Ahmed al Sudairi.
Predecessor: Khalid of Saudi Arabia.
Successor: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
Education: King Fahd was born in Riyadh in 1923 AD. Fahd was the eighth son of Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. Fahd was admitted to the Prince’s school in Riyadh. Ibn Saud established this school for the studies of his children. Fahd was learned knowledge from Sheikh Abdul Gani Khayat at home. He went to Mecca for his Islamic study.
Political Life: Fast time, Fahd works under his brother Faisal. At that time Faisal was the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia. On 24 December 1953, Fahd was appointed Minister of Education. Fahd is the first education minister of Saudi Arabia. In 1959, Fahd led the Saudi delegation to the Arab League. In 1962, Fahd was appointed Home Minister. In 1965, he led a Saudi delegation to a meeting of Arab heads of state in Egypt. In 1967, Fahd was appointed second deputy prime minister by King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz.
Became Prince: After the murder of King Faisal in 1975, Fahd was declared deputy prime minister and Crown Prince. Fahd served as minister of education from 1954 to 1960. Fahd also served as minister of interior from 1962 to 1975.
King of Saudi Arabia: King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud died on 13 June 1982. After the death of King Khalid, Fahd came to power of Saudi Arabia. On 13 June 1982, Fahd became the King of Saudi Arabia. He holds this post until his death.
Death: On 27 May 2005, King Fahd was admitted to King Faisal Hospital. On 1 August 2005, King Fahd died in King Faisal Hospital.