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Kuwait magnate Jassem Al Kharafi dies at 75

(AFP)
Filed on May 22, 2015
Kuwait magnate Jassem Al Kharafi dies at 75

Kuwaiti media said that he had suffered a heart attack while flying home from a private visit to Turkey.

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters 

Kuwait City: Kuwait’s richest independent businessman, Jassem Al Khorafi, who served as speaker of the country’s parliament for a decade, has died at the age of 75, his family said.

Kuwaiti media said that he had suffered a heart attack while flying home from a private visit to Turkey.

Khorafi served as speaker from 1999 to 2011. He was finance minister from 1985 to 1986.

The funeral was to be held later on Friday.


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