RAK’s oldest citizen dies at 114

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Juma Salim Fraj, the oldest UAE national in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, died yesterday at the age of 114. Born in 1891, Faraj is survived by four children (a son and three daughters) from his dead wife and has a number of grandchildren. He married second time when he was at 83.

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Published: Thu 7 Apr 2005, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

In the 1950s, he left with his family for Kuwait to look for a better job and improve their living conditions. In Kuwait he worked in the professions of fishing, diving and travel. After the independence of Kuwait, he returned home to work with the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Auqaf as as muezzen at one of the emirate’s mosques until he retired in the end of 1980s. He enjoyed good health and a strong memory even a week before his death, which resulted from malfunctioning of some organs. He was known for his sense of humour.

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