Syed Zahiruddin

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Syed Zahiruddin Syed Hassan
4th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca
In office
23 May 1975 – 30 November 1984
Preceded byAbdul Aziz Abdul Majid
Succeeded bySyed Ahmad Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin
Personal details
Born
Syed Zahiruddin bin Syed Hassan

(1918-10-11)11 October 1918
Pondok Tanjung, Kerian, Perak, Federated Malay States
Died20 April 2013(2013-04-20) (aged 94)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Resting placeBukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Spouse(s)Halimah Md. Noh
Children10
MotherRaja Halimah Raja Abdullah
FatherSyed Hassan Syed Ibrahim

Tun Syed Zahiruddin bin Syed Hassan (11 October 1918 – 20 April 2013)[1] was a Malaysian politician. He was the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca from 1975–1984 and the Ambassador to Ireland in 1975 and the United Kingdom in 1974.[2] He was also the Orang Besar Empat Perak. SMK Tun Syed Zahiruddin also named after him.

Death[edit]

On 20 April 2013, he died of a kidney failure at age 95.[3]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Places named after him[edit]

Several places were named after him, including:

  • Tun Syed Zahiruddin Residential College, a residential college at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • SMK Tun Syed Zahiruddin, a secondary school in Merlimau, Malacca

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Fourth Speaker of Malacca". 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ Former Malacca Yang dipertua Negeri Syed Zahiruddin dies - Latest - New Straits Times Archived 11 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bernama (22 April 2013). "Former Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri dies". The Borneo Post. PressReader. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  5. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  6. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1976" (PDF).
Preceded by
Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid
Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca
1975–1984
Succeeded by
Syed Ahmad Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin