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1913 - 1932 H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Taimur al-Mu’azzam bin Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, KCIE (4.5.1926), CSI (4.6.1917). b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1886, second son of H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Sayyida Aliya bint Thuwaini Al-Sa’id, eldest daughter of H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Sa’id, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, educ. privately. Proclaimed as Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies on the death of his father, 5th October 1913. Installed at Muscat, 15th October 1913. He took little interest in the direct administration of the country and habitually resided in India for extended periods of time after September 1920, having appointed a Council of Ministers (Majlis al-Vizarat) to conduct local affairs during his absence. He finally abdicated in favour of his eldest son on 10th February 1932, several earlier attempts having been refused by the British authorities. He resided abroad for the rest of his life, mostly in Bombay and Poona, where he used the name "Mr T.F.T. Sa’id". Founder and Sovereign of the Sa’idi Order of the State of Oman (Wisam ud-Daula Al-Sa’idiya Omaniya) in 1913. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medals (1.1.1903 and 12.12.1911). m. (first) at Muscat, 1904, H.H. Sultana Sayyida Fatima bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id (b. at Zanzibar, 4th May 1891; d. at Muscat, April 1967, bur. there), daughter of Sayyid ‘Ali bin Salim Al-Sa’id, by his wife, Sayyida Aliya bint Barghash Al-Sa’id, daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid Barghash bin Sa’id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCMG. m. (second) at Istanbul, Turkey, 1920 (div. at Bombay, India, 1921) Kamila Khanum (b. at Istanbul, Turkey, 1895), a Turkish national of Circassian descent, who returned to Istanbul after her divorce and took the name Madame Kamile İlgiray. m. (third) at Akashi, near Kobe, Japan, 5th May 1936, Kiyoko Al-Said (b. at Kobe, Japan, 1916; d. from pyelonephritis, at Aodani, Kobe, Japan, October 1939, bur. Osawa Park Graveyard, Inami-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, Kansai), née Kiyoko Oyama, eldest daughter of Kanji Oyama, of Oji-cho, Nadaku, Kobe, Japan, an official in the Japanese Customs Service. m. (fourth) at Bombay, India, March 1941 (div. 1943) Sayyida Nafisa Bundukji (m. second, Jimmy Hussein Fancy, sometime MD of Pakistan Industries Ltd.), daughter of Khan Bahadur Sayyid Sadiq Hasan Bundukji, of Bombay, sometime tutor to Sultan Taimur bin Faisal. m. (a) a lady from the Yemen. m. (b) a Dhofari slave. He d. at Bombay, India, 28th January 1965 (bur. at the Royal Cemetery, Muscat), having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
  • 1) H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies (s/o Sayyida Fatima) – see below.
  • 2) H.H. Sayyid Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 12th October 1912 (s/o the second wife), educ. privately. Governor of Birka 1936, 1943-1944, and 1948, and of Muttrah 1939-1943, of Musniah 1948-1953, and of Sur 1953, Assist to the Judge High Court at Muscat 1936-1939, Passport Officer 1939-1940, Deputy Governor of Muscat 1972-1979. m. Jalilah Al-Busa’idiyah. He had issue, four sons and seven daughters:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Numeir bin Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. He had issue:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Majid bin Numeir bin Majid Al-Sa’id.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Taimur bin Numeir bin Majid Al-Sa’id.
    • b) H.H. Sayyid Al Julanda bin Majid Al-Sa’id. He was k. in a motor accident, having had issue:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Dr Fahd bin Al Julanda bin Majid Al-Sa’id, educ. Univ of Reading (PhD 1988). Assist Vice-Presdt Admin & Finance at Sultan Qaboos Univ (SQU), Assist Professor Crop Science Dept. Special Adviser to the Sultan. Mbr SQU Coll Brd, Omani Employment Cttee, Student Appeals Cttee, Student Recruitment Cttee and Department Brd.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Nazar bin Al Julanda bin Majid Al-Sa’id. First Sec Washington DC 2002, and Head of Projects and Properties Dept at the Foreign Ministry 2006, Ambassador to Indonesia 2014. m. Sayyida Badria bint Saif Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Saif bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id.
    • c) H.H. Sayyid Harub bin Majid Al-Sa’id. He d. young.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • d) H.H. Sayyid Mansur bin Majid Al-Busaidi. Adviser to the Ministry for Heritage & Culture since 2004. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010).
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Alya bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.
    • b) H.H. Sayyida Mahfuza bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.
    • c) H.H. Sayyida Atika bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. m. at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, July 1985, Trevor W Marriott (b. at Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, Jul-Sep 1960), son of Dennis B Marriott, by his wife, Pauline, née Kirk.
    • d) H.H. Sayyida Zayana bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.
    • e) H.H. Sayyida Muna bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.
    • f) H.H. Sayyida Intisar bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.
    • g) H.H. Sayyida Imtithal bint Majid bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 3) H.H. Sayyid Fahr bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 16th January 1920 (s/o a Dhofari slave), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajputna, and Prince of Wales’s RIMA, Dehra Dun, India, and Pakistan Military Acad, Kakul, Pakistan. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut 2nd Btn 10th Baluch Regt, Pakistan Army, 1948, Instructor at Weapons Training Sch, Quetta and with the 10th Baluch Regimental Training Centre 1949-1950, transf Muscat Infantry 1950, served with Muscat Infantry and Oman Gendarmerie 1950-1963, Inspector of Governors, Customs, Communications & Immigration 1963-1966, went into voluntary exile in Beirut 1966 and worked with Shaikh Shakbut of Abu Dhabi until returning to Oman 1970, Liaison Officer at the Defence Ministry 1970-1973, Deputy Minister for Security & Defence 1973-1976, Minister for the Interior 1974-1976, and for Youth Affairs 1976-1979, Deputy Prime Minister for Security & Defence 1976-1996. Patron Mbr Mayo Coll General Council 1984. Chair Electroman LLC 1979-1996. Rcvd: the Order of Oman 1st class. m. (first) (div.) Noura Al Hinai (m. second, …), a lady from Suwaiq. m. (second) (div.) Samira bint Saif al-Ma’amari (b. at Zanzibar, ca 1930), as her third husband, sometime Dir-Gen in the Ministry of Education. m. (third) 1978 (div.) Anna Faher Taimur Al-Said (b. in Austria, 8th January 1942; m. second, at Clark, Nevada, USA, 12th April 1981 (div. there, 13th June 1988, and remarried there, 2nd December 2003), Taros Jerejian, by whom she had one son, and d. at Altadena, California, USA, 29th November 2015, but. there at Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum). m. (fourth) at Westminster, London, March 1980, Virginia Merion Beatrice [Madam Virginia Fahr Al-Sa’id] (b. 19th November 1941), widow of Major Thomas Peter Anthony Abbot-Davies, and elder daughter of Colonel John Francis Williams-Wynne, CBE, DSO, CStJ, of Peniarth, Tywyn, Merioneth, sometime Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd, by his wife, Margaret Gwendolen Hayward, daughter of The Rev George Eliot Roper. He d. after a long battle against cancer, at Muscat, 2nd November 1996 (bur. there at the Royal Cemetery), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Fatik bin Fahr bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1956 (s/o Noura). Dir-Gen of Tourism, Sec-Gen Ministry of Heritage & Culture since 2005. Gen Supervisor Oman Folk Poetry Council. Chair Electroman LLC, Fatik bin Fahr Group, Suwaiq Club, Third Omani Theatre Festival Organizing Cttee, etc. Patron-in-Chief Al-Suwaiq Club. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010). He has issue, six sons and a daughter:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Loay bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id. Chair FBF Group 2007. Dir Fatik bin Fahr Group.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Fahar bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id, educ. Bedstone Coll, Bucknell, Shropshire, Muscatine High Sch, Muscatine, Iowa, USA, and the London Sch of Business & Finance (LSBF), the City of London. Deputy Chair Electroman Co.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Suhaib bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id, educ. Muscat International Sch, and in the UK.
      • iv) H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id.
      • v) H.H. Sayyid Taimur bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id.
      • vi) H.H. Sayyid Faris bin Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id. Chair Al-Suwaiq Club.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Noura bint Fatik bin Fahr Al-Sa’id.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • a) H.H. Dr Sayyida Ghaliya bint Fahr bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1958 (d/o Noura). Proprietor Ghaliyah Museum of Modern Art.
    • b) H.H. Sayyida Zawwan bint Fahr bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1962 (d/o Noura), educ. Univ of London (BA), and Falmouth Sch of Art and Design (dipl. Broadcasting 1995). Broadcaster with Radio Oman since 1991. m. Brigadier ‘Abdu’llah Al-Dhabari, Chair Technique LLC since 1996. She has issue, one son and twin daughters.
    • c) H.H. Sayyida Latifa bint Fahr bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. 1981 (d/o Virginia), educ. Oman and UK, and at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy. Artist.
  • 4) H.H. Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Istanbul, Turkey, after the divorce of his parents, 30th June 1921 (s/o Kamila), educ. English High Sch, Istanbul, at Frankfurt-en-Maine, Germany, and at the Indian Police Acad, Vellore, Madras, India. Cmsnd as Jemadar Muscat Infantry 1941, attached as 2nd-Lieut Zhob Militia, India 4/12/1943, prom temp Capt and served as Adjutant Chasai Levy Corps 1944-1945, served in WW2 on the North-West Frontier 1943-1945, Presdt of the Municipalities of Muscat and Matrah 1945-1957, liaison officer with the SOMF and Dir of Civil & Military Ops in the Jebel Akhtar War 1957-1959, Inspector of Governorates 1960-1962, in exile 1962-1970 (leader of the anti-Sultan front 1966-1970), Prime Minister 1970-1971, Personal Adviser to the Sultan 1972-1980. Chair Brd of Governors of Central Bank of Oman 1975-1980. Rcvd: the Military Order of Oman 1st class, and the Order of the Renaissance of Oman 1st class, GC of the Orders of Humayun of Iran (3.3.1974), and Merit of the Republic of Italy (31.7.1975). m. (first) at Muscat, 11th October 1941, H.H. Sayyida Shawana bint Hamud Al-Busa’idiyah [Umm Qais] (d. 12th June 2018), granddaughter of the Governor of Nakhl, and daughter of Sayyid Hamud bin Ahmad Al-Busa’idi. m. (second) 19th June 1946, H.H. Sayyida Shawana bint Nasir Al-Sa’id Rathabia [Umm Talal], daughter of Sayyid Nasir bin Hamud Al-Sa’id Rathabia, sometime Governor of Luwa. m. (third) 1965 (div.) Helen Lucy Bromm, a German national. He d. at The Wellington Hospital, St John’s Wood, London, 28th December 1980 (bur. Royal Family Graveyard, Muscat), having had issue, seven sons and two daughters:
    • a) Major H.H. Sayyid Talal bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Busaidi. b. at Muscat, 27th July 1947 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Talal), educ. Haydarpasa High Sch, Istanbul, Turkey, and No. 3 (Basic) Flying Training Sch, RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire. Cmsnd as Pilot Officer RAF 1970, prom Flying Officer 1973, prom Maj RAF of Oman 1974, Military Attache, Consultant to Minister for Defence. Chair Omani European Bank SAOC 1990, Nawa International LLC, and Al-Manuma LLC. Dir Union Bank of Oman OSC. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010). m. Tahira, a lady of Turkish origin. He has issue, four children:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Nabigh bin Talal bin Tariq Al-Sa’id, educ. The Sultan’s Sch, Muscat, and Deakin Univ (Dipl 2004, BSc 2006), Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Deputy Dir of Quality Control in Ministry of Environment. Dir Al-Manuma LLC since 2010.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Tarik bin Talal bin Tariq Al-Sa’id, educ. The Sultan’s Sch, Muscat, Deakin Univ (Dipl 2004, BSc 2006), Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and the Modern Coll of Business & Science (BBA 2012), Muscat. Dir Al-Manuma LLC since 2013.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Afra bint Talal bin Tariq Al-Sa’id, educ. St George’s Sch, Montreux, and Franklin Coll, Lugano, Switzerland, and Marymount Univ (BA 2004), Arlington, Virginia, USA. Dir Al-Manuma LLC, and Dar al-Atta’a.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) H.H. Sayyid Qais bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 20th January 1952 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais), educ. Haydarpasa High Sch, Istanbul, Turkey. Counsellor Omani Embassy in London. Presdt Ghallah Wentworth Golf Club 1989-2011, Oman Karate-Do Centre, Mbr Steering Cttee of Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, etc. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010). m. H.H. Sayyida Susan Al-Sa’id, an American national, Dir Bait Muzna Gallery since 2000, Vice-Presdt & Treasurer AFOGNAK Construction & Excavating Inc (perivously Kodiak Lumber Ltd), Mbr Advisory Brd of the International Conference on Integrated Value Education, Steering Cttee of Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, etc, daughter of Albert E. Schafer, of Seward, Alaska, USA, Presdt AFOGNAK Construction & Excavating Inc (perivously Kodiak Lumber Ltd), by his wife, Willian M. Byrd, daughter of George Martin Byrd, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, USA. He d. 22nd March 2011, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Azzan bin Qais Al-Sa’id.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Hamoud bin Qais Al-Sa’id.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Rawy bin Qais Al-Sa’id. Mbr Steering Cttee of Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Muzna bint Qais Al-Sa’id. b. 1986 (eldest). Joint Proprietor of the Bait Muzna Gallery.
    • c) Brigadier-General H.H. Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 20th June 1954 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Talal), educ. Al-Sa’idia Sch, Muscat, Millfield Sch, Street, Somerset, RMA Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey, and King’s Coll, London (BA Mil Sc 1986). Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut British Army 1977, and Royal Oman Army 1977, attached to an infantry btn 1978-1979, prom Lieut 1979, Adjutant Muscat Btn 1979-1980, attached Sultan of Oman’s Armoured Corps 1980, Deputy c/o Armoured Vehicles 1981-1983, Training Instructor in Military Discipline 1983-1984, c/o 2nd Armoured Btn 1984-1985, prom Col 1985, c/o Armoured Vehicles 1985-1986, c/o Armoured Regt 1986-1987, prom Brig-Gen 1987, Cdr Armoured Bde 1987-1993, Sec-Gen High Cttee for Conferences (with personal rank of Minister) 1993-2002, Personal Representative of HM the Sultan since 2002, Head of Omani Delegation South American-Arab Summit in Riyadh 2015, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation since 2017. Hon Presdt Oman Equestrian & Camel Fed (OECF), and Oman Down Syndrome Assoc. Chair Oman Merchant Bank (OMB) since 2007, etc. Rcvd: the Order of Al-Russoukh 1st class (23.11.2010), and the Military Order of Oman 2nd class, 10th, 15th, 25th and 35th Anniversary Medal, the Order of King ‘Abdu’l Aziz 1st class of Saudi Arabia (24.12.2006), etc. m. at Muscat, 1978, Sayyida Na’emah bint Badr Al-Busa’idiyah, daughter of Sayyid Badr bin Sa’id Al-Busa’idi. He has issue, three sons and two daughters, including:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Taimur bin Asa’ad bin Tariq Al-Sa’id. b. 1983, educ. Muscat Internaational Sch, Muscat, in Brighton, West Sussex and at Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland, and the American Coll of London (BA), London. Assist Sec-Gen for Communicaations & Corporate Identity at the Scientific Research Council (TRC). Chair Ezz Islamic Bank of Oman, and Awasr Co Ltd. Dir Bank Dhofar. m. 2004, Shaikha Salma bint Mustahail al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani, educ. Shatti Govt Girls’ Sch, and Sultan Qaboos Univ, Muscat, eldest daughter of Shaikh Mustahail bin Ahmad al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani, maternal uncle of Sultan Qaboos.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Hozam bint Asa’ad bin Tariq Al-Sa’id.
    • d) H.H. Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id, who succeeded as H.M. Sultan Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Oman and Dependencie (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais) – see below.
    • e) Rear-Admiral H.H. Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 5th March 1956 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais). Cdr of the Royal Oman Navy 1990-2004, Adviser to the Sultan since 2004. Chair Arabian Maritime & Navigation Aids Services (AMNAS) since 2003, Modern Coll of Business & Science (MCBS) since 2004, etc. Rcvd: the Order of Al-Russoukh 1st class (23.11.2010), the Order of King ‘Abdu’l Aziz 1st class of Saudi Arabia (24.12.2006). He has issue, six children, including a son:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Malik bin Shihab bin Tariq Al-Sa’id.
    • f) H.H. Sayyid Adham bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Busaidi. b. at Muscat, 1959 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais). Chair The Double Crown Group. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010). He has issue, three children.
    • g) H.H. Sayyid Faris bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 5th March 1961 (s/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais). He d. at Grantham, Lincolnshire, 24th March 1982.
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Amal bint Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 18th November 1950 (d/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Qais). Brand Ambassador for Omani Women’s Fashion Trends since 2011, and Light & Shadow Enterprises LLC since 2012. m. a Lebanese national. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) H.H. Sayyida Nawal bint Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id [Kamila]. b. at Muscat, 20th November 1951 (d/o Sayyida Shawana Umm Talal). m. (first) at Muscat, 22nd March 1976 (div. 1979), H.M. Sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Oman and Dependencies, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GCStJ (b. at al-Husn, Salalah, Dhofar, 18th November 1940; d.s.p. from colon cancer, at Beit al-Baraka Palace, Muscat, 10th January 2020), only son of H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCMG, GCIE, by his second wife, H.H. Shaikha Miyzun bint Ahmad al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani [Mazoon], daughter of Shaikh Ahmad bin ‘Ali al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani, a member of the Ma’ashan tribe from Taqa, Dhofar (see below). m. (second), 2005, ...
  • 5) H.H. Sayyid Shabib bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at Bombay, India, after the divorce of his parents, 22nd August 1943 (s/o Nafisa), educ. Grammar Sch, Karachi, Pakistan; Princeton Coll, the Aero and Auto Engineering Coll, Chelsea, London, and Queen Elizabeth Coll, Oxford. Certified Accountant with Hugil, Tingle and Comber, London 1968-1970, Acting Dir Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Assist to the PM 1970-1971, Chargé d’Affaires at London 1971-1972, and Washington DC 1972-1973, Ambassador to Pakistan 1973-1975, and Morocco 1975-1980, Minister of State and Personal Envoy of the Sultan 1981-1983, Assist to the Chair of the Council for the Conservation of Environment and Protection against Pollution 1984-1986, Minister of Environment 1983-1990, and for Water Resources 1986-1989, HM’s Adviser on Environmental Affairs. Chair Tawoos LLC and subsidiary companies since 1982, Mbr Higher Cttee for Town Planning 1984-1991, Presdt Oman Equestrian Fdn 1984. Rcvd: Orders of the Renaissance of Oman 1st class (16.11.1985), Sultan Qaboos (4.11.1980), and the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010), GC of the Orders of Alaoui of Morocco (19.11.1976), and the Nile of Egypt (16.2.1982), the Order of King ‘Abdu’l Aziz 1st class of Saudi Arabia (24.12.2006), the Grand Decoration of Honour for Merit of Austria (31.3.2001), etc. m. at Kensington, Middlesex, Jul-Sep 1967, Gerda Verena Al-Saïd-Ammann, Dir Téléphérique Rougemont Videmanette SA since 1998, and Sesselbahn Chalberhöni-Pra Cluen AG since 2001, daughter of a Swiss industrialist. He had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Tariq bin Shabib bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. 1968, educ. in England (MA Econ and Politics). Chair The National Hospitality Inst (NHI) SAOG since 1995, and Marina Bander Al Rowdha Co SAOG until 2003. Vice-Chair Tawoos LLC since 1982. Dir Renaissance Services Co SAOG since 1996, Topaz Energy & Marine since 1996, and Amani Financial Services SAOC. Editor-in-Chief “Oman Economic Review”, United Media Services (UMS) since 1988. Patron Environmental Soc of Oman (ESO), and the Gulf Sch of Business (GSB) since 2009. Mbr Mngmt Cttee of Vision Real Economy GCC Fund since 2010. Rcvd: the Civil Order of Oman 2nd class (23.11.2010). m. 18th April 2003, Lamees bint ‘Abdu’llah Daar (b. 1979), Exec Dir Environmental Soc of Oman (ESO). He has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Azlan bin Tariq Al-Sa’id. b. 9th October 2007.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Xara bint Tariq Al-Sa’id. b. 1st April 2005.
    • b) H.H. Sayyid Taimur bin Shabib bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. 1983, educ. in the UK.
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Tania bint Shabib bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. 1973, educ. in England (BSc in marine & freshwater biology). Dip in early childhood education (American Montessori Soc). Presdt Environment Soc of Oman (ESO). Dir Tawoos LLC. m. 12th May 2001, Rishi Ajitsinh Khimji (b. at Muscat, 1973), educ. Institut Le Rosey, Rolle, Vaud, Switzerland, and Univ of Hartford (BA 1996), West Hartford, Connecticut, USA, MD Ajit Khimji Group (AKG) LLC, and Asha Enterprises LLC, Dir Halcyon Trading Ovt Ltd since 2000, Topaz Energy & Marine, Ohana Trading Pvt Ltd since 2015, etc, second son of Ajitsinh Gokaldas Khimji, of Muscat, Oman, Chair Ajit Khimji Group (AKG) LLC, by his wife, Asha. She has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • 1) H.H. Sayyida Bouthaina bint Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id [Setsuko]. b. at Nakao-cho, Fukiaiku, Kobe, Japan, 10th October 1937 (d/o Kiyoko).
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1932 - 1970 H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCMG (30.7.1956), GCIE (1.1.1945). b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 13th August 1910, eldest son of H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Taimur al-Mu’azzam bin Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, KCIE, CSI, by his first wife, H.H. Sultana Sayyida Fatima bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid ‘Ali bin Salim Al-Sa’id, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajputana, India, and at Baghdad, Iraq. Mbr Council of Ministers 1928-1929, Presdt Council of Ministers 1929-1932. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 10th February 1932. Deposed by his only son and exiled to London, 23rd July 1970. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (3.6.1935), King George VI Coron (11.5.1937), and Queen Elizabeth II Coron (1.6.1953) medals, GC of the Order of Faisal I of Iraq (1955), etc. m. (first) in Dhofar, April 1933 (div. 1936) Shaikha Fatima bint ‘Ali Fankhar al-Ma’ashani (d. at Muscat, 24th February 2011), daughter of Shaikh ‘Ali Fankhar bin Huwayrar al-Ma’ashani, of Qara, by his wife, Fatima. m. (second) in Dhofar, 1936, H.H. Shaikha Miyzun bint Ahmad al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani [Mazoon] (b. at Taqa, near Salalah, Dhofar, 192x; d. from diabetic complications, 12th August 1992, bur. Taqa Mosque Cemetery), a first cousin of his first wife, daughter of Shaikh Ahmad bin ‘Ali al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani, a member of the Ma’ashan tribe from Taqa, Dhofar. He d. at London, 20th October 1972 (bur. Brookwood Muslim Cemetery, Woking, Surrey), having had issue, one son and two daughters:
  • 1) H.M. Sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Sa’idbin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Oman and Dependencies (s/o Mazoon) – see below.
  • 1) H.H. Sayyida Hujaima bint Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id [Khadija] (d/o a palace concubine). She d. 16th May 1968.
  • 2) H.H. Sayyida Umaima bint Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id. b. at al-Husn Palace, Salalah, Dhofar, 16th May 1934 (d/o Fatima). She d. at London, 28th November 2002 (bur. beside her father, Brookwood Muslim Cemetery, Woking, Surrey).
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1970 – 2020 H.M. Sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Oman and Dependencies, GCB (c 18.3.1982), GCMG (8.7.1976), GCVO (28.2.1979), Royal Victorian Chain (27.11.2010), GCStJ (19.3.1984, KStJ 8.10.1976). b. at al-Husn Palace, Salalah, Dhofar, 18th November 1940, only son of H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Sa’id bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of the Saidi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCMG, GCIE, by his second wife, H.H. Shaikha Miyzun bint Ahmad al-Qahtani al-Ma’ashani [Mazoon], educ. Saidiyyah Sch, Salalah, Dhofar, Feltsham House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and the RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut British Army 1962, attached 1st Btn, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and served with them in the BAOR in West Germany 1962-1963, administrative and local government trainee (public admin & accounting) with Bury St Edmunds Council 1963-1964. Deposed his father and assumed full ruling powers, 23rd July 1970. Assumed the title of Sultan of Oman and Dependencies 9th August 1970, and the style of His Majesty following the resumption of the full independence of his realm 7th October 1970. Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Royal Army of Oman, Admiral of the Fleet Royal Navy of Oman, Marshal of the Royal Air Force of Oman, and Supreme Commander Royal Oman Police 1974-2020. Hon Gen British Army. Chief Scout of the Sultanate of Oman 1983-2020. Patron Ghallah Wentworth Golf Club 1970-2020, Oman Science Club, Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra 1985-2020, al-Jabal al-Akhadar Centre for Boys, Omani Organisation for Charitable Works 1996-2020, etc. Mbr Royal Omani Amateur Radio Soc. Rcvd: the Grand Collars of the Orders of Pahlavi of Iran (3.3.1974), and the Nile of the Republic of Egypt (1976), the Badr Chain of Saudi Arabia, the Collars of the Orders of the Federation of the United Arab Emirates, Hussein ibn Ali of Jordan, Independence of the State of Qatar, Chrysanthemum of Japan, King ‘Abdu’l Aziz of Saudi Arabia (23.12.2006), and Mubarak the Great of Kuwait (28.12.2009), GC of the Orders of Merit of the Republic of Italy (22.4.1974), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany special grade, Merit of the Lebanon special class, Omyyad of Syria, Independence of Tunisia with collar, Isabella the Catholic with collar of Spain (18.12.1985), Legion of Honour of France (31.5.1989), the Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB) (15.12.1984), the Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Merit of Austria (31.3.2001), the Orders of King ‘Abdu’l Aziz Decoration 1st class of Saudi Arabia (x.12.1971), al-Khalifa 1st class of Bahrain, State Crown of Malaysia (DMN), Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (21.4.2001), Star of the Republic of Indonesia 1st class or Adipurna, Temasek 1st class of Singapore (12.3.2009), etc. m. at Muscat, 22nd March 1976 (div), H.H. Sayyida Nawal bint Tariq Al-Sa’id [Kamila] (b. at Muscat, 20th November 1951; m. second, 2005, ...), younger daughter of his paternal uncle, H.H. Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur Al-Sa’id, sometime Prime Minister, by his second wife, H.H. Sayyida Shawana bint Nasir Al-Sa’id Rathabia [Umm Talal], daughter of H.E. Sayyid Nasir bin Hamud Al-Sa’id Rathabia, sometime Governor of Luwa. He d.s.p. from colon cancer, at Beit al-Baraka Palace, Muscat, 10th January 2020.
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2020 H.M. Sultan Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam, Sultan of Oman and Dependencies, GCVO (26.11.2010). b. at Muscat, 13th October 1954, fourth son of H.H. Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur al-Mu’azzam Al-Sa’id, sometime Prime Minister of Oman, by his first wife, H.H. Sayyida Shawana bint Hamud Al-Busa’idiyah [Umm Qais], educ. Al-Sa’idia Sch, Muscat, Brummana High Sch, Brummana, Lebanon, and Pembroke Coll, Oxford. Joined Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1986, Under Sec 1986-1992, Under Sec for Political Affairs 1992-1996, Sec-Gen 1996-2002, Minister for Heritage & Culture 2002-2004, Hon Minister for Heritage & Culture 2004-2020. Proclaimed as Sultan of Oman and Dependencies following the death of his paternal first cousin, and took the oath before an emergency session of Parliament, at al-Bustan, 11th January 2020. Patron-in-Chief of the Oman Cricket Club (OCC). Hon Presdt Al-Seeb Club since 1982 (Dir 1978-1979), Oman Cricket Club since 2016, and Handicapped Childrens Care Assoc. Presdt Omani Football Assoc Governing Council 1983-1986, and Omani-Japanese Friendship Assoc. Chair Brd of Trustees of the National Museum, National Organizing Cttee for the Asian Games 2010 (Muscat), and the Supreme Cttee for “Oman 2040”. Hon Life Mbr Cricket Club of India (CCI) (2004), etc. Rcvd: the Order of Al-Russoukh 1st class (23.11.2010), the Order of King ‘Abdu’l Aziz 1st class of Saudi Arabia (24.12.2006), the Grand Decoration of Honour for Merit of Austria (31.3.2001), etc. m. H.H. Sayyida Ahad bint ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad Al-Busa’idiyah, daughter of H.E. Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad Al-Busa’idi, sometime Ambassador to Egypt. He has issue, two sons and two daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham bin Tariq Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 21st August 1990, educ. Oxford Univ (MA). Joined Ministry for Foreign Affairs 2013, Second Sec Omani Embassy in London 2018.
  • 2) H.H. Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham bin Tariq Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 10th January 1995, educ. Central Saint Martins, Univ of the Arts London (UAL) (BA (Hons) Architecture).
  • 1) H.H. Sayyida Thuraya bint Haitham bin Tariq Al-Sa’id.
  • 2) H.H. Sayyida Omaima bint Haitham bin Tariq Al-Sa’id.
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