Emir Ben Kalish Ezab
Character information
Name(s): Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab
Hair: Black
Known relatives: Abdullah (son)
Nationality: Khemedian
Occupation: Emir of Khemed
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: Land of Black Gold (1972)
Last Appearance: Tintin and Alph-Art

Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab is the Emir of the fictional Arab state of Khemed. His only son and heir is Abdullah, the mischievous Crown Prince.


He first appears in The Land of Black Gold where he pardons Thompson and Thomson for crashing their jeep and fighting to maintain his rule from the insurgent leader Bab El Ehr.

He and his son re-appear in The Red Sea Sharks, when Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab is temporarily overthrown by his rival Sheikh Bab El Ehr after a coup. But he didn't give up, so he sent a distress message to his friends by Haseem He entrusts his son to Tintin's care where he stays at Marlinspike Hall despite Captain Haddock's objections. At the end of The Red Sea Sharks, father and son are presumably reunited.


Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab haha

Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab as seen in the book series.