KEDAH

GENEALOGY

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1943 – 1958 Colonel H.H. Sultan Badlishah ibni al-Marhum Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Halim Shah, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State of Kedah Dar ul-Aman, KCMG (1.1.1948, CMG 1.1.1936), KBE (c12.6.1941). b. at Alor Star, 17th March 1894, seventh son of Colonel H.H. Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Halim Shah II ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din al-Mukarram Shah, Sultan of Kedah, KCMG, by his fourth wife, Nai Sofiah binti ‘Abdu’llah, educ. Jalan Bahru Malay Sch, Alor Star, Topeat Coll for Royal Pages and King’s Coll, Bangkok, Siam, and Wadham Coll, Oxford. Adopted son of King Rama VI of Siam. Joined Siamese Civil Service 1921, and served with the Privy Purse Dept and Ministry of the Interior in Bangkok 1921-1925, returned to Kedah and joined Kedah Civil Service 1926, State Treasurer of Kedah 1926-1935. Appointed as Heir Apparent 7th March 1935 and formally invested with the title of Raja Muda, 21st March 1935. Regent of Kedah 5th December 1937-13th May1943. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th May 1943. Installed 15th May 1943. Deposed by the Japanese on 20th August 1943 and the state ceded to Thailand on 18th October 1943, as part of the agreement, which had allowed the Japanese to invade Malaya from Thai territory. Renamed Saiburi Samak and placed under a Siamese Governor. Restored on the return of the British, 8th September 1945. Hon Col Kedah Volunteer Force 16/1/1938-1941. Granted the title of Phraya Sri Surindra Ravivarman by his adoptive father. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron medals (1937 and 1953), Companion of the Orders of the White Elephant and Crown of Thailand. m. (first) at the Balai Besar, Alor Star, 1924, Y.M. Tunku Sofiah binti Tunku Mahmud [Sepiah] (b. 29th April 1910; d. from injuries received in a car crash, at Alor Star, 10th March 1934, bur. there at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), daughter of Colonel H.H. Tunku Mahmud ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din Mukarram Shah, KBE, CMG, sometime Regent and Presdt of the State Council, by his wife, Y.M. Hajjah Zainab binti Awang Ahmad, Che’ Puan Muda. m. (second) … m. (third) at Trengganu, 31st October 1935, H.R.H. Tengku Asma binti al-Marhum Sultan Sulaiman Badr ul-’Alam Shah, Tunku Ampuan (b. 25th October 1917; d. at Alor Star, 13th May 1996, bur. Royal Cemetery), crowned as Sultana of Kedah and granted the style of Her Highness 15th May 1943, and granted the title of Tunku Ampuan with the style of Her Royal Highness from 23rd February 1959, second daughter of H.H. Sultan Sulaiman Badr ul-’Alam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Zainal-Abidin, Sultan of Trengganu, by his wife, H.H. Tengku Mariam binti al-Marhum Al-Sultan Sir Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah, daughter of H.H. Paduka Sri Baginda Sultan Sir Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Dato’ Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun ‘Ali, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State of Pahang, KCMG. He d. from heart failure, at the General Hospital, Alor Star, 13th July 1958 (bur. there at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), having had issue, seven sons and seven daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Tunku ‘Abdu’l Hamid ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. at Bangkok, Siam, 20th August 1925 (s/o Tunku Sofiah). He d.v.p. young.
  • 2) Colonel H.R.H. al-Sultan al-Mu’tasimu Billah Muhibb ud-din Alhaj ‘Abdu’l Halim Mu’azzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah Dar ul-Aman (s/o Tunku Sofiah) – see below.
  • 3) H.H. Tunku Haji Datuk Sri ‘Abdu’l Malik ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Raja Muda. b. at Istana Anak Bukit, Kedah, 24th September 1929 (s/o Tunku Sofiah), educ. Titi Gajah Malay Sch, Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Coll, Alor Star, and Wadham Coll, Oxford. Granted the title of Tunku Bendahara with the style of Yang Teramat Mulia (His Highness), 23rd February 1959. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Raja Muda with the style of Duli Yang Teramat Mulia (His Highness) 28th November 1981. Regent of Kedah with the title of Pemangku Raja and the style of Duli Yang Maha Mulia (His Royal Highness) from 21st September 1970 to 21st September 1975. Rcvd: DMK (12.12.2011), DK (21.2.1968), DKH (22.2.1976), SPMK (29.2.1964), DK of Trengganu, DK II of Selangor (20.7.1989), SPCM, SPMJ, DA of Sarawak, PSB, and Sultan Ismail Coron Medal of Johore (1960). m. at Istana Bukit Kota, Alor Star, 16th July 1956, H.H. Tengku Hajah Sharifa Raudzah binti al-Marhum Sultan Hisam ud-din Alam Shah, Raja Puan Muda (b. at the Istana Bandar Temasha, Kampung Bandar, Jugra, Kuala Langat, Selangor, 29th September 1929; d. in the ICU, Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Star, 21st September 2015, bur. there at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), rcvd: DKII of Selangor (1992), SSDK (22.2.1976), SPMK (3.3.1965), eldest daughter of Group Captain H.R.H. Sultan Hisam ud-din Alam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ala’ ud-din Sulaiman Shah, Sultan of the State of Selangor, KCMG, by his second wife, Puan Hajah Che’ Kalsum binti Haji Mahmud. He d. at the Royal Ward, Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Star, 29th November 2015 (bur. there at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar).
  • 4) H.H. Tunku Mansur ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 29th December 1932 (s/o Tunku Sofiah). He d. young, 18th August 1934. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 5) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Annuar al-Haj ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Tunku Bendahara. b. 30th June 1939 (s/o Sultana Asma), educ. Australian Staff Coll, Fort Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia. Granted the titles of Tunku Paduka Maharaja Temenggong Angota Desa 21st January 1979, and Tunku Bendahara 28th November 1981. Chair Kedah Council of Regency from 13th December 2011. Chair Kedah Natural Disaster Aid Assoc (PBANK) 2004-2014. Hon Dr (Social Development) Limkokwing Univ of Creative Technology (2013). Rcvd: DKH (16.7.2008), DMK, SPMK, SSDK (12.12.2011), PSM (2.6.2012), PSB. m. (first) at Alor Star, 22nd January 1962 (div.) Y.M. Sharifa Saleha binti Tan Sri Sayyid Omar Shahabudin, daughter of Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Sayyid ‘Umar al-Haj bin Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah Shahabudin, Dato’ Sri Maha Wangsa, sometime Chief Minister of Kedah. m. (second) Y.A.B. Datuk Sri Nur Suzanna binti ‘Abdu’llah, Toh Puan Bendahara, rcvd: SSDK (12.12.2011). He d. from heart failure at Pantai Hospital, Ipoh, Perak, 21st May 2014 (bur. at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), having had issue, three sons and one daughter by his first wife, and one son by his second wife:
    • a) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Putra Badlishah bin Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Al-Haj. b. 6th September 1964 (s/o Sharifa Saleha), educ. (MBA). Joined KSDB 1989, Snr Communications Exec DMIB Bhd 1989, Marketing Mngr Sports Products, Mngr Sandestin Resort in Florida 1998-2000, Gen Mngr Sales & Marketing BMW Malaysia 2000-2004, MD Auto Bavaria & Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 2004-2005, Ops Dir at Sime Darby UEP Properties since 2005, Exec Vice-Presdt (Property Dvsn) at Sime Darby Bhd, Dir Sime Darby Brunsfield Holding Sdn Bhd, etc. m. 5th February 1987, Y.M. Datin Wan Zainab binti Wan Mahmud (b. 30th July 1964), daughter of Wan Mahmud bin Wan ‘Abdu’llah, by his wife, Che’ Puan Khadija binti Ahmad. He has issue, one son and three daughters:
      • i) Y.M. Tunku Annuar Nazirshah bin Tunku Putra Badlishah.
      • i) Y.M. Tunku Putri Nadia binti Tunku Putra Badlishah.
      • ii) Y.M. Tunku Intan Nariza binti Tunku Putra Badlishah.
      • iii) Y.M. Tunku Asmah Narisa binti Tunku Putra Badlishah. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) H.H. Tunku Azudin Shah bin Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Al-Haj [Kudin]. b. 1969. TV and film producer. MD Pop Films Sdn Bhd. Mbr International Assoc of Business Communicators (Malaysia Chapter), etc. m. at Carcosa, Kuala Lumpur, 23rd September 2002 (div. June 2006), Y.M. Che’ Puan Paula binti Malai ‘Ali (b. at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, 3rd March 1974; m. second, Sam Gollestani, by whom she has issue), educ. Brunei International Sch, Bandar Seri Begwan, Brunei, and the United World Coll of South East Asia, Singapore, broadcast reporter with Fox Sports Asia, youngest identical twin daughter of Y.B. Dato’ Paduka Malai ‘Ali bin Malai Haji Othman, sometime Permanent Sec Ministry of Industry & Primary Resources of Brunei, by his wife, Datin Wendy Malai ‘Ali.
    • c) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Johanez Mansur bin Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Al-Haj, educ. Sri Petaling Sch, Kuala Lumpur, and Malay Coll, Kuala Kangsar. MD Shahril Assocs Advertising & Design Sdn Bhd. Chair Felab Engineering Sdn Bhd, and Masmeyer Success Sdn Bhd. Mbr Royal Selangor Gold Club. Rcvd: DSDK (19.1.2014). m. Y.M. Che’ Puan Sophia binti ‘Abdu’llah, née Winnie Sophia Low, daughter Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Low Kheng Huat, Chair Low Keng Huat (Singapore) Ltd, by his wife, Y.Bhg. Puan Sri Dato’ Molly Low. He has issue, four children (including triplets).
    • d) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Harun ar-Rashid Putra bin Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Al-Haj. b. 15th September 1986 (s/o Nur Suzanna). Rcvd: SIMP (20.8.2016). m. at Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, 14th August 2015 (nikah), Y.M. Datin Putri Noor Amelia binti ‘Abdu’llah (b. at Ampang, Selangor, 20th October 1995), née Amelia Thripura Henderson, actress, TV host and model, daughter of Graham L. Henderson, from Scotland, architect, by his wife, Dr Jaya Rudralingham, dentist.
    • a) H.H. Tunku Datuk Marina binti Dato’ Sri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Al-Haj [Datin Tengku Marina Badlishah]. b. at Alor Star, 18th October 1962. Group Corporate Affairs & Wellness Dir Nestlé (Malaysia) Bhd. Rcvd: DSDK (20.1.2013). m. and has issue, a son.
  • 6) Colonel H.H. Tunku Datuk Sri di-Raja Mahmud Salleh ud-din ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Tunku Paduka Maharaja Temenggong Angota Desa. b. 30th April 1942 (s/o Sultana Asma), educ. Coll of Military Engineering, Poona, India. Granted the title of Tunku Paduka Maharaja Temenggong Angota Desa 28th November 1981. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut RMR 23/10/1963, Col TA. Adviser Langkawi International Fishing Tournament 2005. Mbr Kedah Council of Regency 13th December 2011. Rcvd: SHMS (17.7.2008), SSDK, PSM, PAT, BCK, KPKP. m. at Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 5th November 1965, H.H. Tengku Datuk Sri Maliha binti Tengku Ariff, Tunku Puan Temenggong, rcvd: SSDK (12.12.2011), daughter of Y.B.M. Tengku Ariff bin Tengku Long ‘Abdu’l Rahman, Tengku Sri Jaya Raja, sometime ADC to the Sultan of Kelantan. He had issue:
    • a) H.H. Tengku Saraf ud-din Badlishah bin Dato’ Sri Tunku Salleh ud-din, educ. Royal Military Coll, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Legal Adviser to WRC Malaysia. Rcvd: DSDK (21.1.2007).
    • b) H.H. Tengku Datuk Shaz ud-din Badlishah bin Datuk Sri di-Raja Tan Sri Tunku Salleh ud-din. Rcvd: DSDK (19.1.2014).
  • 7) H.H. Tunku Datuk Sri di-Raja ‘Abdu’l Hamid Thani ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Tunku Laksamana. b. 18th June 1951 (s/o Sultana Asma). Mbr Kedah Council of Regency 13th December 2011. Chair DXN Holdings Bhd. Rcvd: SHMS (17.7.2008), SSDK (17.1.2004, DSDK 28.11.1991). m. (first) (div.) Elizabeth Seet. m. (second) Y.A.B. Toh Puan Laksamana. He had issue, a son by his first wife:
    • a) H.H. Tunku Jonaris Badlishah bin Tunku ‘Abdu’l Hamid Thani. b. 1974 (s/o Elizabeth). Film Prop Assistant in Singapore 1998. Sentenced to death for murder by the Singapore High Court 1998.
  • 1) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Sri Hamidah binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 22nd September 1926 (d/o Tunku Sofiah), educ. Kampong Baru Girls Sch, Alor Star. Chair Kedah Women’s Service League (PKWNK). Rcvd: SPMK (17.7.2008), SSDK (20.1.2003), SMS. m. at the Balai Besar, Alor Star, 15th October 1946, Y.A.M. Tengku ‘Abdu’l-Aziz ibni al-Marhum Sultan Sulaiman Badr ul-‘Alam Shah, Dato’ Lela Putra (b. 5th February 1922), second son of H.H. Paduka Sri Sultan Sulaiman Badr ul-‘Alam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Zainal-Abidin, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Trengganu, KCMG, by his wife, H.H. Tengku Hajjah Mariam binti al-Marhum Al-Sultan Sir Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah, Tengku Ampuan Besar, youngest daughter H.H. Paduka Sri Baginda Sultan Sir Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Dato’ Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun ‘Ali, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State of Pahang, KCMG. She d. at Sultana Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Star, 4th November 2015 (bur. at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), having had issue, four sons and six daughters - see Malaysia (Trengganu).
  • 2) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Sri Sakina binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 13th November 1930 (d/o Tunku Sofiah), educ. Kampong Baru Girls Sch and Sultan Abdul Hamid Coll, Alor Star. Rcvd: SPMK (15.1.2017). m. at Paris, France, 1954 (Roman Catholic rite), Yves Borotra (b. 1930), who became a Muslim and assumed the name of Ismail bin ‘Abdu’llah at Istana Anak Bukit, Kedah, 27th December 1959, a wealthy Parisian hotelier, son of Jean-Laurent-Robert Borotra, sometime French and Wimbledon tennis champion and Vichy Commissioner-Gen for General Education & Sport, by his first wife. She had issue, two children.
  • 3) H.H. Tunku Dato’ Sri Hosnah binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 25th January 1938 (d/o Sultana Asma), educ. Kampong Baru Girls Sch, Alor Star. Rcvd: SSDK (12.12.2011). Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 4) H.H. Tunku Datuk Bisharah binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 18th October 1943 (d/o Sultana Asma), educ. Kampong Baru Girls Sch, Alor Star. Chair Kedah State Mental Disability Assistance Soc (AKAL). Treasurer Kedah Royal Family Assoc (PKDK). Rcvd: DSDK (20.1.2008), SMS. m. at Kuala Kangsar, 15th December 1965, Wan Azahari bin Wan Muhammad Taib, Land Office clerk, second son of Wan Muhammad Taib bin Wan Daud, by his first wife, Ku Bedaha binti Ku Yahaya. She had issue, one son and four daughters.
  • 5) H.H. Tunku Datuk Badriat ul-Jamal binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 1st September 1947 (d/o Sultana Asma). Rcvd: DSDK (20.1.2008).
  • 6) H.H. Datuk Tunku Kamaliah binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 6th June 1949 (d/o Sultana Asma), educ. Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Light Street, Georgetown, Penang. Rcvd: DSDK (21.1.2007). m. at Alor Star, 4th June 1966, Brigadier-General Y.M. Tunku Dato’ Ja’afar Laksamana bin Tunku Nong Jiwa, son of H.H. Tunku Nong bin Tunku Muhammad Jiwa, sometime State Treasurer of Kedah – see above.
  • 7) H.H. Datuk Hajjah Tunku Nafisah binti al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah. b. 20th June 1949 (d/o Sultana Asma). Mbr Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah (YSB) Brd. Rcvd: DSDK (21.1.2007), SMS (21.1.2002). m. at Kuala Lumpur, 4th October 1970, Y.M. Datuk Paduka Sayyid Kamil bin Datuk Sayyid Noh Shahabudin, Datuk Lela Putra (cre. 21st January 2007), rcvd: DHMS (12.12.2011), eldest son of Y.M. Datuk Sayyid Noh bin Sayyid Omar Shahabudin, sometime Dir of Lands for Kedah, by his wife, H.H. Tunku Zahara binti Tunku Kasim, daughter of H.H. Tunku Kasim ibni al-Marhum Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Halim Shah, Tunku Sri Paduka Raja Laksamana – see above.
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1958 – 2017 Field Marshal H.R.H. al-Sultan al-Mu’tasimu Billahi Muhib ud-din Tuanku Alhaj ‘Abdu’l Halim Mu’azzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State of Kedah Dar ul-Aman, GCB (c 22.2.1972), KStJ (14.9.1972). b. at Istana Anak Bukit, Kedah, 28th November 1927, second son of Colonel H.H. Sultan Badlishah ibni al-Marhum Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Halim Shah, Sultan of Kedah, KCMG, KBE, by his first wife, Y.M. Tunku Sofiah binti Tunku Mahmud, daughter of Colonel H.H. Tunku Mahmud ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din Mukarram Shah, KBE, CMG, sometime Regent and Presdt of the State Council, educ. Malay Sch, Titi Gajah and Sultan ‘Abdu’l Hamid Coll, Alor Star, and Wadham Coll, Oxford. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Raja Muda, 6th August 1949. Cadet Kedah Civil Service 1955, Attaché Alor Star District Office 1955-1957, and State Treasury 1957-1958. Regent of Kedah, 9th March 1957 to 13th July 1958. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th July 1958. Proclaimed 14th July 1958 and formally installed at the Balai Besar, Kota Star Palace, Alor Star, 20th February 1959 (in a ceremony held for the first time since 1710). Elected as Deputy Supreme Head of State of Malaysia with the title of Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan, 21st September 1965. Became King of Malaysia with the title of Yang di-Pertuan Agong and style of His Majesty, 21st September 1970. Installed as Deputy Supreme Head of State for a second time with the title of Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan, 13th December 2006. Installed at Kuala Lampur, 20th February 1971. Completed his reign and returned to Kedah, 21st September 1975.  Installed for a record second time as Yang di-Pertuan Agung with the style of His Majesty at Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur, 13th December 2011. Field Marshal Malaysian Army, Admiral of the Fleet Royal Malaysian Navy, and Marshal of the Royal Malaysian Air Force 13/12/2011. Col-in-Chief the Royal Malay Regt. 23/9/1975, the Federation Reconnaissance Corps 24/3/1966-16/9/1970, and the Malaysian Reconnaissance Corps 16/9/1970-26/11/1970. Chancellor Univ Uttara Malaysia 1984. Presdt Kedah AAA; Patron Kedah Dance Assoc, Boy Scouts Assoc, Kedah Camera Club, Oxford & Cambridge Soc of Malaysia, etc. Rcvd: DK (21.2.1964), DKH (x.1.1973), DKM (x.2.1971), DMN (19.2.1959), DUK (13.7.1958), DMK (2005), DK of Kelantan (x.7.1959), Pahang (29.5.1970), Selangor (x.9.1978), Perlis (x.6.1980), Negri Sembilan (x.8.1982), Johore (x.9.1983), Trengganu (x.3.1985), Perak (x.5.1986), and Brunei, DP Sarawak (x.4.1977), DUNM of Malacca (1990), SPMK (21.2.1964), SSDK (21.9.1973), SHMS (15.7.1983), DGMK (x.1.2001), the Collar of the Order of Pahlavi of Iran (1971), Knt of the Orders of Maha Chakri (2.9.2013), and Rajamitrabhorn of Thailand (1973), GC of the Orders of the Rising Sun of Japan (19.2.1970), and Carlos III with Collar of Spain (1974), the Star of Mahaputra 1st class of Indonesia (16.3.1970), and the Order of Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (1974), 2500th Anniversary Medal of Iran (14.10.1971), etc. m. (first) at the Istana Besar, Sri Menanti, 9th March 1956, H.R.H. Tuanku Sultana Hajah Bahiyah binti al-Marhum Tuanku ‘Abdu’l Rahman, Sultana of Kedah (b. at Sri Menanti, 24th August 1930; d. at Istana Kuala Chegar, Alor Star, 24th August 2003, and bur. Royal Cemetery, Langgar), installed as Sultana of Kedah 20th February 1959, Queen Consort of Malaysia as Raja Permairusi Agong with the style of Her Majesty 21st September 1970 to 21st September 1975, installed at Kuala Lampur 20th February 1971, Chancellor of Univ of Malaya 1972-1986, Hon Dr in Educ (Univ of Malaya 1979), Presdt Kedah Women’s Group and "Ikatan Perkhidmatan Perempuan"; Patron Kedah Netball Assoc, Kedah Orchid Soc, Kedah Children’s Welfare Soc, Kedah Family Planning Assoc, Kedah Blood Donation Body, the Muslim Women Welfare Brd., Kulim Lioness Club, Univ Utara Malaysia Graduates’ Assoc, Nottingham Univ Assoc, Kedah Soc for the Handicapped, Kedah Thallassaemia Org., Sekolah Menengah Sultanah Bahiyah, Sultana Bahiyah Fndn. (YSB) 1996-2003, etc. rcvd: DK (29.2.1964), DKH (x.1.1976), and SPMK (19.2.1971), DK of Kelantan, and Negri Sembilan (x.8.1996), DK 1st class of Johore (x.2.1989), DMN (19.2.1971, SMN 19.2.1959), of Malaysia, GC of the Orders of the Sacred Treasure of Japan (29.2.1970), and Chula Chom Klao of Thailand (1973), the Star of Mahaputra 1st class of Indonesia (16.3.1970), and the Order of the Pleiades 1st class of Iran (1974), eldest daughter of Colonel H.R.H. Tuanku ‘Abdu’l Rahman ibni al-Marhum Tuanku Muhammad, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, GCMG, by his fourth wife, H.R.H. Tunku Kurshiah binti Tunku Besar Burhan ud-din, Tunku Ampuan Besar, daughter of Y.A.M. Tunku Burhan ud-din ibni al-Marhum Tuanku Antah, Tunku Besar, CMG, of Sri Menanti. m. (second) 25th December 1975, H.R.H. Tuanku Sultana Hajah Haminah binti Hajji Hamidun, Sultana of Kedah (b. at Bagan Serai, 15th July 1953), styled Che’ Puan Kedah, granted the title of Sultana of Kedah 21st November 2003 and formally installed at the Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 9th January 2004, installed as Queen Consort of Malaysia as Raja Permairusi Agong with the style of Her Majesty at Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur, 13th December 2011, rcvd: DK of Kedah (9.1.2004), DKH (16.7.2008), DMN (14.2.2012), KGC (1st class) of the Order of Chula Chom Klao of Thailand (2.9.2013), daughter of Haji Hamidun bin Thaib, of Kampung Matang Jelutong, Bagan Serai, Perak, by his wife, Hajjah Isma binti Muhammad. He d. at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 11th September 2017 (bur. at the Royal Cemetery, Langgar), having had issue, an only daughter by his first wife:
  • 1) Brigadier-General H.H. Tunku Datuk Sri di-Raja Tan Sri Putri Intan Safinaz binti Sultan Alhaj ‘Abdu’l Halim Mu’azzam Shah, Tunku Panglima Besar. b. at the General Hospital, Alor Star, 22nd July 1966, educ. St Nicholas Convent, Alor Star, Kedah, Bukit Nenas Convent, Kuala Lumpur, Tunku Kursiah Coll, Seremban, Negri Sembilan, Cheltenham Ladies Coll, and Univ of Sussex (BA 1987), Brighton, Sussex. Cmsnd as Lt-Col TA 4/9/2007, Cdt Regt 513 TA since 1/11/2007, prom Brig-Gen 2010. Mbr Kedah Council of Regency 13th December 2011. Pro-Chancellor Univ Pertahanan Negara Malaysia (UPNM) since 2011, and Univ Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) since 2012. Royal Fellow LESTARI Univ Kebangsan Malaysia since 2007. Chair Sultanah Bahiyah Fndn (YSB) since 2003, Deputy Chair Kedah-Perlis Branch of the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Assoc (REHDA) since 2004. Vice-Presdt Malaysian Ladies’ Golf Assoc (MALGA) since 2006. Vice-Commodore Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC). Royal Patron Paintball World Cup Asia 2011 (Langkawi). Patron Sculpture Square Ltd (Singapore). Dir Titian Arif Sdn Bhd. Chair Muslim Women’s Welfare Brd. Malaysia (LKPIM). Hon Mbr District 308 Lions Club (Alor Star). Mbr Malaysian Red Crescent Soc (Kedah branch), etc. Granted the personal title of Tunku Panglima Besar 17th January 2009. Rcvd: DKH (16.7.2008), SHMS (12.12.2011), DKYR (19.7.2005), SSDK (28.11.1988), PSM (2.6.2012), PAT, JP (19.1.2004).
The Sultan and Sultana Bahiyah adopted the twin daughters of his eldest sister, Tengku Hamidah, before the birth of their only child:
  • 2) H.H. Tunku Sarina binti Tengku ‘Abdu’l Aziz. b. at the General Hospital, Alor Star, 30th April 1960 (twin with her sister Soraya), educ. St Nicholas Convent, Alor Star, and Bukit Nenas Convent, Kuala Lumpur. Raised to the style of Her Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) on adoption, 3rd May 1960. m. at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 198x, Y.M. Tunku ‘Abdu’l Karim bin Tunku Zia ud-din al-Haj, eldest son of Y.M. Tunku Zia ud-din al-Haj. She d. at Istana Anak Bukit, 31st August 1991 (bur. Royal Cemetery, Langgar).
  • 3) H.H. Tunku Datuk Sri di-Raja Soraya binti Tengku ‘Abdu’l Aziz. b. at the General Hospital, Alor Star, 30th April 1960 (twin with her sister Sarina), educ. St Nicholas Convent, Alor Star; Bukit Nenas Convent, Kuala Lumpur; Concord Coll, Shrewsbury, and Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton, Sussex. Chair Projek Titian Bistari. Raised to the style of Her Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) on adoption, 3rd May 1960. Rcvd: SHMS (17.7.2008), SSDK. m. at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, 23rd November 1985, Y.A.M. Raja Dato’ Sri Iskandar Zukarnain ibni al-Marhum Sultan Idris al-Mutawakil Allah Shah Afifu’llah, Raja Kechil Sulong, second son of Colonel H.R.H. Maulana Paduka Sri Sultan Idris al-Mutawakil Allahahi Shah II Afifu’llah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Iskandar Shah Kadasu’llah, Sultan of Perak, CMG, by his first wife, H.R.H. Raja Mazwin binti Raja Arif Shah, Raja Perempuan, daughter of Y.M. Raja Arif Shah ibni al-Marhum Raja Haji Harun ar-Rashid. She has issue, three sons and two daughters – see Malaysia (Perak).
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