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Biographical Data :

Name :Shaykh Khalifa Ibn Hamad Al Thani
Period :1921 -
Biographical detail : Amir of Qattar.

Before ruler of Qattar in 1972, he held various posts including Minister of Finance and Petroleum Affairs in the 1950s and 1960s. He became Amir by deposing his cousin Shaykh Ahmad whose spending habits had aroused popular opposition. He tried to diversify the economy by vastly expanding the agricultural sector and by building fertiliser plants and other new industries.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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