|6th First Lady of Indonesia|
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2014
|President||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|Vice President||Jusuf Kalla|
|Preceded by||Taufiq Kiemas (as First Gentleman)|
6 July 1952
|Died||1 June 2019 (aged 66)|
|Resting place||Kalibata Heroes Cemetery|
|Mother||Sunarti Sri Hadiyah|
|Father||Sarwo Edhie Wibowo|
|Relatives||Pramono Edhie Wibowo (brother) (deceased)|
|Education||Indonesia Open University|
Kristiani Herrawati Yudhoyono (6 July 1952 – 1 June 2019), also known as Ani Yudhoyono, was the wife of former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady of Indonesia from 2004 until 2014.
Family and education
In 1973, she became a medical student at the Christian University of Indonesia, but in the third year she followed her father who was appointed as an ambassador to South Korea. She subsequently married Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in 1976. Ani later continued studying at Terbuka University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1998.
Yudhoyono's political activities included her appointment as vice chairman of the Democratic Party. She campaigned for the successful election of her husband for President of the Republic of Indonesia in 2004. Prior to this, she was active in various women's social organizations during SBY's term as minister under Abdurrahman Wahid and Megawati Soekarnoputri.
Following her husband's election to the presidency, she organised polio immunisation campaigns and Mobil Pintar (Smart Cars), where vans are filled with books for children to read. In 2013, it surfaced that Australian intelligence had been tapping her mobile phone as part of a row between Indonesia and Australia. Also in December that year, she was mentioned in a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable, which accused her of actively influencing her husband on political affairs.
Yudhoyono was a gardening enthusiast with a particular fondness for orchids, and as part of diplomatic tradition, an orchid variety in Singapore is named after her. On her 61st birthday, she launched two books on the botanic collection at the Cipanas Palace and multiple Indonesian Botanical Gardens, in which some of her photographs were included.
Yudhoyono was an avid photographer. Her photography works had made her into a popular, and unlikely, Instagram star for Indonesians. She had attracted more than 6.4 million Instagram followers at the time of her death in June 2019.
Her remains were flown from Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore to Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, East Jakarta on the same evening. Funeral prayers were held at her private home in Cikeas, West Java, the following day, before burial at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta that afternoon.
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- "Ibu Negara Beri Vaksin Polio Pertama". Tempo (in Indonesian). 28 June 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "Ibu Ani Yudhoyono Meluncurkan Mobil Pintar". liputan6,com (in Indonesian). 18 May 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Wright, Jessica (21 November 2013). "Phone tapping SBY's wife 'the last straw'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "Kali Ini Wikileaks Sentil Ibu Ani Yudhoyono". Suara Pembaruan (in Indonesian). 16 December 2013. Archived from the original on 1 June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Rare butterfly species named after Indonesian first lady. The Daily Star. 14 November 2007
- Syafirdi, Didi (29 July 2015). "Selain anggrek Ani Yudhoyono, kini ada anggrek Iriana di Singapura". Merdeka (in Indonesian). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "Ultah ke-61, Ani Yudhoyono Luncurkan 2 Buku Tanaman" (in Indonesian). LIPI. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Dyaning Pangestika (1 June 2019). "Former first lady Ani Yudhoyono passes away at 67". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "Passing of Former Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
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| First Lady of Indonesia
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2014