Sheikha Hessa binte Mohammed Al Nahyan has passed away this morning.
Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan,the first wife of the founding president of the UAE and mother of Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE has been died.
Sad demise was announced by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs on Sunday through a statement. the ministry has also declared three days official mourning beginning on Sunday with UAE flags half mast.
Public and country leaders presented their condolences through social media as well.
Sheikha Hassa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan died today, was the first spouse of the originator and the principal President of UAE, the late emir (ruler) of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She was the mother of the present leader of UAE and emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Khalifa II. Her dad was Sheik Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who was a senior figure of the House of Al Nahyan, until his passing in 1979.