Abu Bakar of Pahang
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|Successor||Sultan Ahmad Shah|
|Born||May 29, 1904|
|Died||May 7, 1974|
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Born at Istana Hinggap, Pekan Lama, he was the second son of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassim Billah Shah by his wife, Che Kalsom binti Tun Abdullah.
Succeeding his father in 1932, he quickly became known as a friendly and approachable ruler by his subjects. During the Japanese occupation of Malaya, he discreetly encouraged resistance movements such as the Askar Wataniah, Force 136 and the MPAJA.
However, due to his penchant for marrying commoners, including several popular actresses and singers, he was less popular with other Malay rulers and they declined five times to choose him as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
He died on May 7, 1974 and was succeeded by his son Sultan Ahmad Shah.
Honours of Pahang
- Founding Grand Master of the Family Order of the Crown of Indra of Pahang (25 May 1967 - 7 May 1974)
- Founding Grand Master of the Order of the Crown of Pahang (27 December 1968 - 7 May 1974)
Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassim Billah Shah
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Sultan Ahmad Shah
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