The Life and Death of Sheikh Nasser al Bualy
Features – The Oman Daily Observer – Mon, 01 August 2011
Sheikh Nasser Seif Ali al Bualy was born on January 9, 1925 in Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam). He lived in
Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar until the age of fifteen, then he was sent to Baghdad, Iraq to complete his scondary school and university education. He graduated from Baghdad University in 1954, with a degree in Economics.
Nasser al Bualy worked in Baghdad Broadcasting for one year. In 1955 he returned to Zanzibar where he worked as the Director of the Ministry of Information until 1967. After the revolution of 1964 in Zanzibar, Nasser al Bualy had to move to Dar-es-Salaam in 1967 due to hardship of life
In Dar-es-Salaam, he worked for a short period of time. He went to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in early 1969, where he worked as the Director-General of the Ministry of Finance. In 1970, with the starting of the blessed Renaissance in Oman and His Majesty’s Ascension to the throne, Nasser al Bualy returned to his homeland, Oman, to serve his country despite having to take a substantial pay cut. Upon his return, he worked as the Director-General of the Ministry of Information.
Nasser al Bualy played a vital role in helping Omanis who were born in East Africa return to their motherland. In 1973 he was appointed as the first Omani Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, additionally, he was the non-resident Ambassador to some other European countries, and the Dean of the Arab Ambassadors in London. In 1980 he returned to work in Oman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was appointed as the head of the Asian Affairs Department. In 1985 he was appointed as an Adviser at the Diwan of the Royal Court.
On the 8th of August of the same year Nasser al Bualy was relieved of his duties due to health concerns. In exchange for his servitude to his country, His Majesty the Sultan gifted Shaikh Nasser al Bualy with an official guarantee of financial entitlement for life.
Shaikh Nasser al Bualy is the eldest son of the Pasha Shaikh Seif Ali al Bualy, who as the Prime Minister of the “Mekelle” government (Yemen) 1940. He is also the brother of the late professor Dr Moselem al Bualy who is
renowned in Oman as the “First Man of Immunization”.
On February 25, 1957 Nasser al Bualy got married to Sharifa Mohammed Nasser al Lamki and they have been happily married for over half a century.
They have three children, Ali al Bualy, former Attorney General, Aziza al Bualy a University Graduate and a housewife, and Dr Asyah al Bualy, the current Adviser for Culture and Humanities at the Research Council.
Shaikh Nasser al Bualy passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 8 am at his private residence in Qurum Heights and he was buried in Al Amerat Cemetery, Muscat. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give his family the strength to bear this great loss.