Former National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Khorafi, a veteran statesman involved in the economic and political development of Kuwait, passed away yesterday at the age of 75. He was born in 1940 at the Qibla district of Kuwait City to an eminent merchant family.
His father was Mohammad Abdul Mohsen Al-Khorafi, the founder of the Kharafi Group. He grew to have a distinguished political career; elected to the National Assembly nine times from 1975 till 2009. He acquired the position of Minister of Finance and Economy in 1985, while he was the chairman on the boards of many companies.
Well-known as a philanthropist and with a dynamic personality, he leaves behind a loving family of six sons and a daughter.