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Muhammad Fareed Didi
Lord of twelve thousand isles,
the Sultan of the Maldives
King fareed of the maldives.jpg
King Muhammad Fareed Didi of the Maldives
Reign Maldives: March 7, 1954 - November 11, 1968
Coronation coronation was not held
Full name His majesty King Muammed Fareed the First,King of Maldives
Born 1901
Birthplace Male`
Died May 27 1969
Place of death Malé
Buried Galolhu cemetery
Predecessor Mohamed Amin Didi
Successor Ibrahim Nasir
Consort Medhu seedi ge Sitti
Consort Mugurigey Waheeda
Offspring 5 children(all died)
Royal House Huraage
Dynasty House of Huraa
Royal anthem Salaamathi
Father Sultan Abdul Majeed Didi
Mother Princess Veyogey Dhon goma

King Muhammad Fareed Didi (1901-1969), the son of the Sultan Prince Abdul Majeed Didi (Al Munthakhab Liarshi Dhaulathil Mahaldheebiyya). Muhammed Fareed Didi was the last Sultan of Maldives and the first Maldivian Monarch to assume the title of "King" with the style of "Your Majesty". He was the Sultan of Maldives from March 7, 1954 until November 11, 1968. He was deposed in 1968 from the throne when Maldives became a republic, and died the following year.


Early years

He studied at the prestigious Royal College Colombo[1] in Ceylon. After spending 7 years in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), he came back and became the prime minister of Sultan Hassan Nooraddine II on December 16, 1932.


After the fall of President Mohamed Amin Didi a referendum was held and 98% of the people voted in favor of the monarchy and the country was again declared a Sultanate. And so a new peoples majilis was elected as the former peoples majilis was dissolved after the revolution.The members of the special majilis decided to take a secret vote to elect a sultan and Prince Mohammed Fareed Didi was elected as the 84th Sultan in 1954. His first Prime minister was Ehgamugey Ibraahim Ali Didi (later Ibraahim Faamuladheyri Kilegefaan). On December 11, 1957, the prime minister was forced to resign and Velaanagey Ibraahim Nasir was elected as the new prime minister the following day.

On November 15, 1967 a vote was taken in parliament to decide whether Maldives should have a monarchy or a republic. Of the 44 parliamentarians, 40 voted in favor of a republic. On March 15, 1968, a referendum was held on and 93.34% of the people voted in favor of establishing a republic. The republic was declared on November 11, 1968 and thus ending the 853 year old Monarchy.

Post-deposition & death

After his deposition from the throne, the King left the royal palace and retired to his own residence (Maabagychaage, now the parliament house) in Henveru ward. He died on May 27, 1969 in Malé. He was given a state funeral and was buried in the Galolhu Cemetery.

Preceded by
Mohamed Amin Didi
Head of Government of Maldives
March 6, 1954 – 1968
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Nasir
Preceded by
Abdul Majeed
Sultan of the Maldives
March 6, 1954 – 1968
Succeeded by
Prince Ibrahim Fareed

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