Hajjah Rangkayo Rasuna Said (14 September 1910 – 2 November 1965) was a well-known Minangkabau woman leader who was active in Indonesian nationalist politics. She was born in Maninjau, Agam Regency, close to the town of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra.
Hajjah Rangkayo Rasuna Said
|Died||November 2, 1965 (aged 55)|
|Other names||H.R. Rasuna Said|
|Known for||National Hero of Indonesia|
Rasuna Said became active in the Sarekat Rakyat (Peoples Union) organisation and later became a member of the Union of Indonesian Muslims (Persatuan Muslim Indonesia). She was imprisoned for a period for her activities by the Dutch in 1932 in Semarang in Central Java. After the proclamation of Indonesian independence in 1945 she became a member of the Sumatra Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Sumatra). In 1959 she was appointed a member of the Indonesian National Advisory Council (Dewan Pertimbangan Agung), a position she held until her death in Jakarta in 1965.
Honors and legacyEdit
Her name is currently used as one of the main arteries in Jakarta (Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said) and Padang, West Sumatra. An upcoming Greater Jakarta LRT station built over Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Rasuna Said LRT station, is also named for her as well.