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Sultan Azlan Shah dies at 86

May 28, 2014

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Azlan Shah (pictured left) was the President of the Asian Hockey Federation and was known for the hockey tournament named after him.—File Photo
Azlan Shah (pictured left) was the President of the Asian Hockey Federation and was known for the hockey tournament named after him.—File Photo

The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86, Malaysia’s state-run BERNAMA news agency reported.

Sultan Azlan Shah, who reigned over the Malay state of Perak for three decades, was an avid fan of field hockey and was known for the Azlan Shah Cup annual hockey tournament, which was named after him.

In 1997, Sultan Azlan Shah was elected the President of the Asian Hockey Federation, a position he held until his demise. He also served as the President of the Malaysian Hockey Federation until 2005.

Azlan will be laid to rest Thursday afternoon at the royal mausoleum in Kuala Kangsar.

He leaves behind his wife, a son, and three daughters.