Guruh Sukarnoputra

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In this Indonesian name, the name "Sukarnoputra" is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by his given name "Guruh".
Portrait of Guruh Sukarnoputra.

Muhammad Guruh Irianto Sukarnoputra (born 13 January 1953) is a member of Indonesia's People's Representative Council and an artist. He is the youngest son of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno with his third wife, Fatmawati.[1][2] and a full brother to the former Indonesian President, Megawati.

Guruh attended elementary and high school in Jakarta.[3] He then studied at the Archaeology Faculty at the University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1976. Rather than following in his sister Megawati Sukarnoputri's footsteps into politics, he chose a career in the arts, and to date has produced over a hundred choreographic works and written popular Indonesian songs. In 1991 he was awarded the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letter) by the French government.[4]

He recorded an album called Guruh Gipsy in 1977 with Chrisye.

He entered politics in 1992, becoming a member of the Indonesian legislature, the People's Representative Council, representing the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI). When the PDI split following the 1996 party congress in Medan, he joined the breakaway Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle. He was reelected under the banner of the new party in the 1999 Indonesian legislative election and was again re-elected in 2004. He currently represents the regency of Blitar, East Java.[3][5]

He has continued to apply his arts by producing artistic performances, such as the opening ceremony of the 2000 Indonesian National Games in Surabaya.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married an Uzbek-born Azeri,[6] Guseynova Sabina Padmavati ( Guseynova Sabina Eldar - kizi ) 26 years his junior, on 20 September 2002 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 19–20 October 2002 in Sriwidjaya Raya, Jakarta, Indonesia.[7][8]


  • Daniel Dhaidae (Ed) (2005)Wajah DPR dan DPD 2004-2009 (Faces of the DPR and DPD 2004-2009) Harian Kompas, Jakarta, ISBN 979-709-205-4 (Indonesian)
  • Daniel Dhaidae & H. Witdarmono (Eds) (2000)Wajah Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republic Indonesia Pemilihan Umum 1999 (Faces of the Republic of Indonesia People's Representative Council 1999 General Election) Harian Kompas, Jakarta, ISBN 979-9251-43-5 (Indonesian)
  • Yayasan API (2001), Panduan Parlelem Indonesia (Indonesian Parliamentary Guide), Jakarta, ISBN 979-96532-1-5 (Indonesian)


  1. ^ Sinar Harapan - Guruh Soekarnoputra:
  2. ^ Google Translate: Sinar Harapan - Guruh Soekarnoputra:
  3. ^ a b c Daniel Dhaidae & H. Witdarmono (2000) p79
  4. ^ Yayasan API (2001) p667
  5. ^ Daniel Dhaidae (Ed) (2005) p166
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Guruh "Kesetrum" Sabina
  8. ^ Google Translate: Guruh "Kesetrum" Sabina

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