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Abu Bakar of Pahang

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Successor  Sultan Ahmad Shah
Children  Ahmad Shah of Pahang
Role  Sultan of Pahang

Name  Abu of
Religion  Sunni Islam
Grandchildren  Tengku Abdullah
Abu Bakar of Pahang

Reign  24 June 1932 - 7 May 1974
Predecessor  Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutasim Billah Shah
Born  29 May 1904 Istana Hinggap, Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (1904-05-29)
Father  Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu'tasim Billah Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu'adzam Shah
Mother  Tunku Kalsum Binti Tunku Abdullah
Died  May 7, 1974, Pekan, Malaysia
Parents  Tunku Kalsum Binti Tunku Abdullah
Great grandchildren  Tengku Afzan, Tengku Illisha
Similar People  Ahmad Shah of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah, Tengku Afzan, Sultanah Kalsom binti Abd

Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'ayatuddin Al-Muazzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutasim Billah Shah (29 May 1904–7 May 1974), was the fourth Sultan of modern Pahang.


Personal information

Born at Istana Hinggap, Pekan, he was the second son of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassim Billah Shah by his wife, Che Kalsom binti Tun Abdullah.

Succeeding his father in 1932, he quickly became known as a friendly and approachable ruler by his subjects. During the Japanese occupation of Malaya, he discreetly encouraged resistance movements such as the Askar Wataniah, Force 136 and the MPAJA.

However, due to his penchant for marrying commoners, including several popular actresses and singers, he was less popular with other Malay rulers and they declined five times to choose him as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.


He has been married to Tengku Ampuan Pahang, Raja Fatimah, the daughter of Sultan Iskandar Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Idris Murshidul Azzam Shah I, in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. His marriage was a marriage between two royal relatives who had a brotherhood relationship with his cousin Tengku Ampuan Fatimah called Tengku Nong Fatimah Binti Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Ali.


He died on 7 May 1974 and was succeeded by his son Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Honours of Pahang

  • Founding Grand Master of the Family Order of the Crown of Indra of Pahang (25 May 1967)
  • Founding Grand Master of the Order of the Crown of Pahang (27 December 1968)
  • Honour of Malaya

  •  Malaya : Recipient of the Order of the Crown of the Realm (DMN, 31 August 1958)
  • Foreign honours

  •  United Kingdom : Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (1 June 1953)
  • References

    Abu Bakar of Pahang Wikipedia