Mahmud of Terengganu

Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Al-Haj KStJ (29 April 1930 – 14 May 1998) was the 17th Sultan of Terengganu from 21 September 1979 to 14 May 1998.

Mahmud
Al-Muktafi Billah (He who God is Content with)
Sultan of Terengganu
Reign21 September 1979 – 14 May 1998
Coronation21 March 1981
PredecessorSultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
SuccessorSultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Born(1930-04-29)29 April 1930
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Federated Malay States
Died14 May 1998(1998-05-14) (aged 68)
Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore
Burial15 May 1998
Spouses
Tengku Besar Terengganu Sharifa Nong Fatima binti Sayyid Abdullah
(m. 1959; died 1998)

Cik Khadijah
(divorced)
IssueTengku Mizan Zainal Abidin
Tengku Mustafa Kamil
Tengku Badrulzaman
Tengku Badrul Hisham
Tengku Amira Zahara Farah Quraishah
Tengku Nur Rohana Fathia Putri
Tengku Rahimah Putri
HouseBendahara dynasty
FatherSultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
MotherTengku Tengah Zaharah
ReligionSunni Islam

LifeEdit

Sultan Mahmud was born on 29 April 1930 in Kuala Terengganu. He was married to Sharifah Nong Fatima As-Saggoff binti Sayyid Abdullah As-Saggoff and Tengku Ampuan Bariah binti Almarhum Sultan Sir Hisamuddin Alam Shah, sister of late Sultan Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in 1951. He was a cousin to the late Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah of Selangor.

Twenty eight years later, his father Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah died in 1979. He was installed as the Sultan of Terengganu in 1981 and Tengku Ampuan Bariah became Tengku Ampuan Besar of Terengganu.

Sultan Mahmud was the colonel for the Royal Armoured Corps (KAD) from 1979 until 1998.

He was a close friend of his advisor Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad, the former Menteri Besar (chief minister) of Terengganu from 1974 to 1999. His main goal was to make Terengganu a developed state. Major state projects and developments under his reign including Petronas Petroleum Complex in Kerteh, Sultan Ismail Power Station at Paka the largest power station in Malaysia, Kenyir Dam, Sultan Mahmud Bridge, the bridge linking Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Duyong and Kuala Nerus, Wisma Darul Iman and Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Floating Mosque).

He performed the hajj pilgrimage with his cousin Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin of Selangor in 1984.

HobbiesEdit

His favorite hobby was playing golf and photographers. He had taken pictures at every place of interest in the state include the Hotel Primula, Wisma Darul Iman, Istana Maziah, Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Floating Mosque), Abidin Mosque, Rantau Abang, and many more.

DeathEdit

On 14 May 1998, he died in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore and was replaced by his son Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin. His body was laid to rest in the new Royal Mausoleum near Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Mosque in Kuala Terengganu. He was the first sultan of Terengganu to be buried here.

HonoursEdit

He was awarded:[citation needed]

Honours of TerengganuEdit

Honours of MalaysiaEdit

Foreign HonoursEdit

LegacyEdit

Several projects and institutions were named after the Sultan, including:

Educational institutionsEdit

Buildings, Bridges and RoadsEdit

OthersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1981" (PDF).
Mahmud of Terengganu
Bendahara Dynasty
Born: 1930 Died: 1998
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
Sultan of Terengganu
1979-1998
Succeeded by
Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin