RIYADH – Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz, Emir of Riyadh region, passed away on Tuesday. He was 72. Funeral prayer for the prince will be offered Wednesday after Asr prayer at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, the Royal Court said in a statement.
“May Allah bestow him mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in His heaven,” the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the statement.
Prince Sattam was the 12th emir of Riyadh. He took over as emir in November 2011, succeeding Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah issued royal decrees on November 5 to appoint Prince Salman as Minister of Defense and Prince Sattam as emir of Riyadh region at the rank of a minister. This was following the death of the then Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz. Prince Sattam served as the Deputy Emir of Riyadh from 1968 to 2011.