Komandoo MP Hussain dies of cancer at age 53

Komandoo MP Hussain Waheed. (Photo/People's Majlis)

Komandoo MP Hussain Waheed died in a hospital in Male’ City on early Tuesday, after battling with cancer.

Sh. Foakaidhoo Council’s vice president Mohamed Saleem told Sun that Hussain died at the ADK Hospital at approximately 01:25 am on Tuesday.

Hussain died after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was 53 years of age.

Hussain, a native of Foakaidhoo, was first elected to the Parliament during former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration. He was re-elected to the Parliament in the elections held in 2019.

In addition to being a parliamentarian, he was also a prominent businessman. He owned Timber House – a leading supplier of timer products, and United Food Suppliers – a supplier of groceries.

Hussain is survived by his wife and three children; a son and two daughters.

His funeral prayer is scheduled to be held after Dhuhr prayer at Masjid al-Taawun (Aasahara mosque).