About : HRH Sultan of Pahang

HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah ibni Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin al-Muadzam Shah was born on 24 October 1930 at Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan. He is the fifth Sultan of Pahang, and also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 1979 to 1984.

Born Tengku Ahmad Shah, he was the only son of Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassimu Billah Shah (reigned 1932–1974) by his official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Besar Fatimah binti Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Kadasallah Shah.

A student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, he received diplomas in public administration from Worcester College, Oxford and Exeter University. He succeeded his father as sultan in 1974.
He was elected as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1979.

His favourite hobby was playing football, golf, polo, and equestrian.

Sultan Ahmad Shah is a keen sportsman and President of the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) and President of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) until 2002.

His official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Afzan binti Tengku Panglima Perang Muhammad, a member of the Terengganu royal family, served as his Raja Permaisuri Agong but died of cancer on her return to Pahang on 29 June 1988. Tengku Ampuan Afzan bore him seven children, two princes and five princesses.

He was married to Kalsom binti Abdullah on 14th March 1991 and was made as the Sultanah of Pahang in 1991. They were blessed with a son, Tengku Fahd Mua'adzam


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