Nadjmi Adhani

Nadjmi Adhani (September 27, 1969 – August 10, 2020) was an Indonesian politician and civil servant. He served as the Mayor of Banjarbaru, a major city in South Kalimantan, from February 2016 until his death in office in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.[1]

Nadjmi Adhani
Mayor of Banjarbaru
In office
February 17, 2016 – August 10, 2020
DeputyDarmawan Jaya Setiawan
Preceded byRuzaidin Noor [id]
Martinus (acting)
Succeeded byDarmawan Jaya Setiawan (acting)
Personal details
Born(1969-09-27)September 27, 1969
Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
DiedAugust 10, 2020(2020-08-10) (aged 59)
Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Political partyGreat Indonesia Movement Party
Spouse(s)Ririn Kartika Rini
Alma materDiponegoro University
Gadjah Mada University

In contrast to some Indonesian officials, Adhani reacted strongly to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.[1] He was one of the first mayors in Indonesia to enact penalties for those ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a facemask.[1] Notably, he initially required violators to do push-ups as punishment, before transitioning to less controversial monetary fines.[1]

Mayor Adhani tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27, 2020.[1] That same day, Adhani released a 2-minute video posted to Instagram warning Banjarbaru's residents to take the COVID-19 seriously.[1][2] His wife, Ririn Kartika Rini, also tested positive for COVID-19. Both were isolated in Ulin Regional General Hospital.[1] Adhani announced that deputy mayor Darmawan Jaya Setiawan would oversee the city's administration duuring his treatment.[2]

Mayor Nadjmi Adhani died from complications of COVID-19 at 2:30 A.M. on August 10, 2020, at Ulin Regional General Hospital in Banjarbaru after two weeks in isolation.[1] He was 50 years old.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Banjarbaru mayor Nadjmi Adhani dies from COVID-19". Coconuts Jakarta. 2020-08-10. Archived from the original on 2020-09-01. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  2. ^ a b "'COVID-19 is no laughing matter', says mayor as more local leaders test positive". Jakarta Post. 2020-07-28. Archived from the original on 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  3. ^ Gunawan, Apriadi (2020-08-11). "Banjarbaru mayor dies after battle with COVID-19". Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 2020-09-01. Retrieved 2020-09-01.