|Installation 10 July 1980|
Name Ahmad of
Successor Iskandar of Johor
Role Sultan of Pahang
|Reign 8 May 1974 - present|
Parents Abu Bakar of Pahang
Installation 6 May 1975
Children Tengku Abdullah
|Reign 26 April 1979 - 25 April 1984|
Predecessor Yahya Petra of Kelantan
Spouse Sultanah Kalsom binti Abdullah (m. 1991), Tengku Afzan (m. 1954)
Grandchildren Tengku Afzan, Tengku Ilyana, Tengku Jihan
Grandparents Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu'tasim Billah Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu'adzam Shah
Similar People Tengku Abdullah, Sultanah Kalsom binti Abd, Tengku Afzan, Najib Razak, Adnan Yaakob
Hafiz anton performs in front of his majesty kdymm sultan ahmad shah of pahang
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah (born 24 October 1930) is the fifth Sultan of Pahang, and also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1979 to 25 April 1984.
- Hafiz anton performs in front of his majesty kdymm sultan ahmad shah of pahang
- Honours of Pahang
- National and Sultanal Honours
- Foreign Honours
- Educational institutions
- Buildings, Bridges and Roads
Born 24 October 1930 at Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan, Pahang. he was the only son of Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassimu Billah Shah (reigned 1932–1974) by his official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Besar Fatimah binti Almarhum Sultan Sir Alang Iskandar Shah II Kaddasullah.
A student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, he received diplomas in public administration from Worcester College, Oxford and the University of Exeter. He succeeded his father as sultan in 1974.
His election as the 7th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1979 was marked with controversy as he was said to be at odds with the incoming prime minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. However, the rumours proved to be untrue and he proved to be a keen admirer of the prime minister. Twenty-two years earlier, his father Abu Bakar had failed five times to be elected as the first Agong.
A controversial, headstrong personality, he has often forced his chief ministers in Pahang to resign over minor differences.
His favourite hobby was playing football, golf, polo, and equestrian.
Sultan Ahmad Shah is a keen sportsman and was the President of the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) from 1984 until 2014, the President of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) until 2002 and Asean Football Federation (AFF) 2011.
His official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Afzan binti Tengku Panglima Perang Muhammad, a member of the Terengganu royal family, served as his Raja Permaisuri Agong but died of cancer on her return to Pahang on 29 June 1988. Sultan Ahmad Shah's second wife Kalsom binti Abdullah (nee Anita), was designated as the Sultanah of Pahang in 1991.
As the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1979 to 1984, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah was automatically designated under constitutional provisions as the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces, holding the rank of the Field Marshal of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, Admiral of the Royal Malaysian Navy and Field Marshal of the Army.
He is today the RMAF's Colonel in Chief and appears in RMAF ceremonies.
He has been awarded :
Honours of Pahang
National and Sultanal Honours
Several projects and institutions were named after the Sultan, including: