|Muhammad Fareed Didi|
|Lord of twelve thousand
the Sultan of the Maldives
|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|
|Died||May 27 1969|
|Place of death||Malé|
|Predecessor||Mohamed Amin Didi|
|Consort||Medhu seedi ge Sitti|
|Offspring||5 children(all died)|
|Dynasty||House of Huraa|
|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.
He studied at the prestigious Royal College Colombo 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.
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.
Mohamed Amin Didi
Head of Government of Maldives
March 6, 1954 – 1968
|Sultan of the
March 6, 1954 – 1968
Prince Ibrahim Fareed