Thursday, May 29, 2014

About: Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak

Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-Lah was born on 19 April 1928 was the 34th Sultan of Perak. He was the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1989 to 25 April 1994. 


A lawyer by profession, he served as a judge, and the Lord President of the Federal court before becoming the Sultan of Perak.
By a strange twist of fate, Raja Azlan Shah was installed Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak by his uncle, Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah II on 1 July 1983. The long reign of that Sultan had taken its toll on Raja Azlan Shah's elder brothers. In that year, his only surviving elder brother, Raja Baharom Shah, refused the office of Crown Prince and Raja Azlan Shah was suddenly heir to the throne.
Within six months, Sultan Idris died and Azlan Shah succeeded to the throne of Perak on 3 February 1984.

In April 1989, Sultan Azlan Shah became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He served the full five year term and returned as Sultan of Perak in 1994.


Sultan Azlan Shah reading his oath of office at the National Palace.
Sultan Azlan Shah married a commoner from Penang, former teacher Bainun binti Mohamad Ali. 

The royal couple have five children, two princes and three princesses. The eldest is Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, who is the 35th Sultan of Perak. The others are Raja Dato' Seri Azureen, Raja  Dato' Seri Ashman Shah, Raja  Eleena and Raja Yong Sofia

Sultan Azlan Shah passed away on 28th May 2014 at the age of 86. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah who was the Raja Muda of Perak.


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