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Former Malaysian King Sultan Ahmad Shah Passes Away

Sultan Ahmad Shah

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s seventh King and football veteran Sultan Ahmad Shah passed away here on Wednesday at the age of 88. Ahmad Shah was also the fifth Sultan of Malaysia’s central Pahang state. The state’s Chief Minister Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said in a statement that Ahmad Shah died at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday morning, according to state news agency Bernama. Born in 1930, Ahmad Shah was proclaimed the fifth Sultan of Pahang in 1974. He became the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or the supreme head of state from 1979 to 1984. (IANS)

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