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Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
|Sattam bin Abdulaziz|
|Governor of Riyadh Province|
|In office||5 November 2011 – 12 February 2013|
|Predecessor||Salman bin Abdulaziz|
|Successor||Khalid bin Bandar|
|Deputy Governor of Riyadh Province|
|In office||1979 – 5 November 2011|
|Successor||Muhammad bin Saad|
|Born||21 January 1941
|Died||12 February 2013(2013-02-12) (aged 72)
|Burial||13 February 2013
|Spouse||Sheikha bint Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman|
|House||House of Saud|
|Religion||Wahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam|
Early life and education
Prince Sattam was born in Riyadh on 21 January 1941. He was the 30th son of King Abdulaziz. His mother was Mudhi Al Sudairi. He was the youngest and last surviving member of all of his full siblings - Prince Majid, Princess Sultana, and Princess Haya.
Sattam bin Abdulaziz began his early study in the Princes' School school in Riyadh and then, he joined Al Anjaal institute. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of San Diego, graduating in 1965. He obtained the honorary doctorate from the same university on 25 May 1975.
Sattam bin Abdulaziz was the former deputy governor of Riyadh from 1979 to 2011. Prince Mohammad bin Saad succeeded him in the post. On 5 November 2011, Prince Sattam was appointed governor of Riyadh Province. He was the 12th governor of Riyadh and replaced Prince Salman, who was appointed defense minister.
In March 2012, Sattam bin Abdulaziz stated that single men would not be prevented from visiting malls in Riyadh on evenings and weekends. Previously, they were only allowed into malls at lunch time on weekdays.
Prince Sattam was a member of the following committees: "Chairman of insolvent prisoners release committee; Deputy chairman of the executive committee of Saudization; Deputy chairman of the executive association of developing Riyadh; Deputy chairman of the board of directors of water and sanitation association at Riyadh Province; Deputy chairman of the board of directors of Al-Berr association at Riyadh; Deputy chairman of the committee of prince Salman project for charity housing; Deputy chairman of Ibn Baz charity for helping youth to marry; Deputy chairman of the orphans care association board at Riyadh region; Chairman of the local committee for gathering donations for Kosovo and Chechnya Muslims at Riyadh region; Deputy chairman of the civil defense committee; Honorary deputy chairman of the patients’ friends committee at Riyadh region; Deputy chairman of the renal failure patients care association at Riyadh region."
Sattam bin Abdulaziz was married to Sheikha bint Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman. His children are Hala, Abdulaziz, Najla and Faisal. One of his daughters, Najla, is married to Abdulaziz bin Majid. Prince Sattam donated his organs, being the first Saudi royal in this regard.
Death and funeral
On 12 February 2013, Prince Sattam died at the age of 72 following a lengthy illness in Riyadh. A funeral prayer was performed for him at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh on 13 February 2013. The prayer, led by Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al al Shiekh, was also attended by King Abdullah and other senior princes and officials. Then his body was taken to Jeddah and was buried at the Al Adl cemetery in Mecca as per his will.
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