Qatar to observe three days of mourning after the former Emir, who ruled for more than 20 years, passes away at 84.
Former Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani passed away on Sunday aged 84.
He ruled Qatar from 1972 until 1995.
Qatar will observe three days of mourning.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani was the grandfather of the current leader of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. (Al Jazeera)
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (born 1932; Arabic: خليفة بن حمد آل ثاني) was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995. He is the grandfather of the current Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Read the life history of Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani