Sultan Ahmad Shah dies at 88

Sultan Ahmad Shah dies at 88

PUCHONG: The former Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah, has passed away.

Pahang Menteri besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail announced that Sultan Ahmad Shah died at the National Heart Institute at about 8.50am today.

He was 88 years of age.

The former Pahang Sultan was born on Oct 24, 1930, at Istana Mangga Tunggal in Pekan, and was the only son of Sultan Abu Bakar and Tengku Ampuan Fatimah.

Sultan Ahmad Shah married Tengku Ampuan Afzan Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad in 1954 and the couple was blessed with two sons and five daughters.

Sultan Ahmad Shah ascended the Pahang throne on May 7, 1974 following the passing of Sultan Abu Bakar.

He also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1979 to 1984.

In 1991, Sultan Ahmad Shah married Sultanah Kalsom, and from the union, they had a prince Tengku Arif Temenggong Pahang Tengku Fahd Mua’adzam.

The Sultan was known to be a keen sportsman who loved football, golf and polo. He was the Football Association of Malaysia president from 1984 to 2014.

Sultan Ahmad Shah had been ill for some time, forcing an amendment to the state constitution to allow the Pahang royal council to conduct his abdication earlier this year.

His eldest son Al-Sultan Abdullah was subsequently proclaimed the sixth Sultan of Pahang on Jan 15, 2019, paving the way for him to become the Agong.

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