Nik Abdul Aziz

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Birthday
10, 1931
Birthplace
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Death Date
Feb 12, 2015 (84)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1931
Birthplace
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Death Date
Feb 12, 2015 (84)

About

Politician and Muslim scholar who led the Malaysian state of Kelantan from 1990 to 2013.

Before Fame

He was one of five children raised by a single father who worked as a blacksmith; remarkably, he went on to attend Egypt's Al-Azhar University, where he studied Islamic law.

Trivia

He became a member of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party in 1967.

Family Life

He was married twice, to Tuan Sabariah and Tuan Ishak, and fathered ten children.

Associated With

His political contemporary, Anwar Ibrahim, served as a Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.