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|Lord of Twelve Thousand Isles,
Sultan of the Maldives
Al Munthakhab Li arshi Dhaulathil Mahaldheebiyya
Abdul Majeed Didi
|Reign||1944 – 21 February 1952|
|Predecessor||Hassan Nooraddeen Iskandar II|
|Heir||Crown Prince Muhammad Fareed Didi|
29 August 1873|
|Died||21 February 1952
Navaloka Hospital, Colombo, Ceylon
|Burial||22 February 1952
Kuppiyawatte Muslim Burial Grounds, Colombo.
|Issue||King Muhammad Fareed Didi
Prince Hassan Farid Didi
Prince Ibrahim Fareed Didi
|Father||Ibraahim Dhoshimeynaa Kilegefaan|
Abdul Majeed (Dhivehi: އަލްއަމީރު އަބްދުލްމަޖީދު ރައްނަބަނޑޭރި ކިލެގެފާނު) (or Al Ameeru Abdul Majeed Rannabandeyri Kilegefaanu) (29 August 1873 – 21 February 1952) served as Sultan of the Maldives from 1944 to 1952. At the time, the Maldives were a British protectorate. Didi is recognized a reformer and has been described as "the father of the modern Maldives".
He was fluent in Dhivehi, Urdu, English, Arabic and Sinhalese. Didi spent most of his life in Egypt. He served as the Vice Prime Minister during his father's time. He served as the Prime Minister of Sultan Muhammad Shamsuddeen III from 1926 to 1932. During his own reign, his son Prince Hassan Fareed Didi exerted significant control over the government through the Executive Council. After his death, the Maldives proclaimed its first short lived republican government under the pro-socialist president Muhammad Amin Didi. He also designed the flag of the Maldives.
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