Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid

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Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid (April 13, 1933 – April 13, 2014 in Singapore), (commonly known as A. Ghani Hamid or Abdul Ghani Hamid; also known by his pen name Lazuardi) is an award-winning Singaporean writer, poet and artist.[1][2] Abdul has written hundreds of stories, in English Language and Malay Language and participated in more than 60 art exhibitions. He received the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang in 1997,[3] the Cultural Medallion in 1999 for literature and the Southeast Asia Write Award in 1998.[4][5][6]

Life and career[edit]

Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid was born on April 13, 1933 in Kampung Siglap (now Kampung Bahru), East Coast Road, Singapore.[3] While studying in secondary school, he would poems and articles penned by himself to local Malay newspapers and magazines and also held his inaugural art exhibition during a Youth Festival.[3] After his studies, he worked as an apprentice of the Electrical Department of Keppel Harbour. After which, Abdul found a job as a clerk at the Public Utilities Board (PUB), then known as the Singapore Municipality. He left the PUB in 1988.[3]


Abdul completed his secondary education at Raffles Institution.[3]


  1. ^ "Goodbye to Malay writer, poet and artist Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid". The Straits Times. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ A. Ghani Hamid (1988). A journey with no end. Singapore: Perkumpulan Seni. ISBN 9810402929. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Singapore Literary Pioneers: Abdul Ghani Hamid". National Library Board. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sunawan, Riz (December 5, 2011). "Works of Cultural Medallion winner displayed at National Library". Channel News Asia. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sapawi, Tuminah (September 25, 1999). "Writer, artist given Cultural Medallion (Digitalised archive)". The Straits Times. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Oon, C. (September 25, 1999). "I take a bus to think and write (Digitalised archive)". The Straits Times. Retrieved October 22, 2012.