Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

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Birthday
29, 1937
Birthplace
Maldives
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Maldives

About

As a member of the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party, this politician served for thirty years (1978 to 2008) as third President of the Maldives. After leaving office, he transferred his political allegiance to the Progressive Party of the Maldives.

Before Fame

Though born in Malé, Maldives, he grew up primarily in Egypt. He studied at both Al-Azhar University and the American University in Cairo.

Trivia

During the 1970s, he was imprisoned for vocally opposing the policies of then-Maldives-President Ibrahim Nasir.

Family Life

His marriage to Nasreena Ibrahim resulted in four children, including a politician daughter named Dunya. His father, Abdul Gayoom Ibrahim, had eight wives and over twenty children.

Associated With

Gayoom was the third President of the Maldives; Mohammed Hassan was the fifth.