President Solih returns to Maldives

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih returns from a trip abroad | File Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, today, returned to Malé after completing funeral of his younger bother Ahmed Mohamed Solih in Dubai.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih departed on an unofficial visit to Dubai upon the death of his brother, Ahmed who passed away at 55 years of age on 21 June 2021 in Dubai while receiving treatment for cancer.

President’s Office previously informed that the President will return back to Maldives today, and he has returned as scheduled.

A family member said while giving information to local media Adhadhu that President Solih’s brother died of a heart attack while receiving treatment for cancer. They said that his condition was good when he was discharged from the hospital but later deteriorated. Ahmed Mohamed Solih has been receiving treatment for the serious condition since April. 

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has, 11 siblings, including 8 younger brothers. 

Four of President Solih’s brothers are visually impaired. Three of whom have memorized the Holy Quran and achieved the status of being a Hafiz. Ahmed Mohamed Solih was also enrolled in a course to memorize the Holy Quran, however, he had to take a break midway due to a medical condition.

Other members of the President’s family also flew to Dubai to take part in the funeral.