The Last Ottoman (Could have been a Khalifah) Dies: Ertugrul Osman, grandson of Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
Inna lilllahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon.
Ertugrul Osman – the would-be sultan known in Turkey as the “last Ottoman” – has died in Istanbul at the age of 97.
Osman would have been sultan of the Ottoman Empire had Turkey’s modern republic not been created in the 1920s.
As the last surviving grandson of Sultan Abdul-Hamid II, he would have been known as his Imperial Highness Prince Shehzade Ertugrul Osman Effendi.
Born in Istanbul in 1912, Osman spent most of his years living modestly in New York.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. May Allah grant him jannah.