Badlishah of Kedah

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Badlishah
Sultan of Kedah
Reign 1943 - 1958
Predecessor Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah
Successor Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
Born (1894-03-10)10 March 1894
Died 13 July 1958(1958-07-13) (aged 64)
Burial Langgar Royal Mausoleum
Spouse Tunku Sofia binti Tunku Mahmud
Tunku Asmah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badrul Alam Shah
Issue Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
Tunku Abdul Malik
Tunku Annuar
Tunku Mahmud Sallehuddin
House Kedah
Father Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah
Mother Tunku Nai Sofiah binti Tunku Nai Haji Hassan
Religion Sunni Islam

Sultan Sir Badlishah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah KCMG KBE (17 March 1894 – 13 July 1958) was the 26th Sultan of Kedah, a present Malaysian state, between 1943 and 1958. He succeeded the throne upon the death of his father, Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. He was the elder half brother of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Sultan Badlishah also served as regent of Kedah between 1937 and 1943. In 1943, he was deposed by the Imperial Japanese Army, but was reinstated following their surrender and the end of the Japanese occupation of Malaya in 1945.

Family[edit]

Sultan Badlishah was married twice. His first marriage was to Tunku Sofiah binti Tunku Mahmud in 1924. The marriage produced an heir, who was the fifth and fourteenth King of Malaysia and the current Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah. Tunku Sofia died in 1934.

  • Tunku Abdul Hamid (born 1925, died young)
  • Tunku Hamidah (22 September 1926 - 4 November 2015)
  • Tunku Abdul Halim (born 1927)
  • Tunku Abdul Malik (24 September 1929 - 21 September 2015)
  • Tunku Sakina (13 November 1930)
  • Tunku Mansur (29 December 1932 - 18 August 1934)

Sultan Badlishah's second marriage was to Tunku Asmah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badrul Alam Shah, a Terengganu princess. She served as Sultanah of Kedah and gave birth to a number of children:

  • Tunku Annuar (30 June 1939 - 21 May 2014)
  • Tunku Hosnah (born 25 January 1938)
  • Tunku Mahmud Sallehuddin (born 30 April 1942)
  • Tunku Bisharah (born 18 October 1943)
  • Tunku Badriatul Jamal (born 1 September 1947)
  • Tunku Kamaliah (born 6 June 1949)
  • Tunku Nafisah (born 20 June 1949)
  • Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani (born 18 June 1951)

Death and Succession[edit]

Sultan Badlishah died on 13 July 1958 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Honours[edit]

Honours of Kedah[edit]

Foreign Honours[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah
Sultan of Kedah
1943–1958
Succeeded by
Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah