Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
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Job / Known for: Sultan of Selangor and 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Left traces: Modernization of Selangor
Born
Date: 1926-03-08
Location: MY Istana Bandar Temasha Malay States, British Malaya
Died
Date: 2001-11-21 (aged 75)
Resting place: MY
Death Cause: Heart attack
Family
Spouse: Raja Nur Saidatul-Ihsan, Paduka Bonda Raja (m. 1943; div. 1956)
Children: Tengku Nor Halija, Tengku Idris Shah, Tengku Puteri Sofiah
Parent(s): Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj and Tengku Ampuan Jemaah
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Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah was the eldest son of Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj and Tengku Ampuan Jemaah. He received his early education at the Pengkalan Batu Malay School in Klang and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He then studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London for two years. He served with the Civil Service Department as a Trainee Officer with the Selangor Survey Department and later as an Inspector of Schools. He also attended a short-term course at the Malay Military Troop in Port Dickson and was commissioned with the Queen Commission in the rank of captain. He was later promoted to the rank of major. He was appointed as the Tengku Laksamana of Selangor in 1946 and as the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor in 1950. He became the Sultan of Selangor on 3 September 1960 after the death of his father. He was known for his modernization efforts in Selangor, such as improving the infrastructure, education, health, and agriculture sectors. He also signed the cession of Kuala Lumpur from Selangor to the Federal Government to form a Federal Territory on 1 February 1974. He was elected as the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 26 April 1999 and served until his death on 21 November 2001. He died of a heart attack at the Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and was buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Klang. He was succeeded by his son, Sharafuddin, as the Sultan of Selangor and by Sirajuddin, the Sultan of Perlis, as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He was known for his humility, generosity, and compassion. He was also an avid sportsman and patron of various sports associations. He was awarded numerous honours and titles, both locally and internationally, for his contributions and services.
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