Do you know the late (Almarhum) Raja Ashman Shah? For your information, the loyal readers of orangperak.com, The Late Raja Ashman Shah was the third child of The Late (Almarhum) Sultan Azlan Shah (34th Sultan of Perak). In this article, we shall introduce you to The Late (Almarhum) Raja Ashman Shah who was also the younger brother of Sultan Nazrin Shah (35th Sultan of Perak) in depth.
The Late Raja Ashman Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur was born on December 28th, 1958 and passed away on March 30th, 2012.
The Late Raja Ashman Shah was a member of the Perak royalty and the second prince of The Late Sultan Azlan Shah. Before he passed away, The Late Raja Ashman was also Raja Kechil Sulong of the Perak state and fell fourth on the line for the throne of Perak.
The Late Sultan Azlan Shah’s (34th Sultan of Perak) children:
- Sultan Nazrin Shah (35th Sultan of Perak)
- Raja Azureen
- The Late Raja Ashman Shah (Perak’s Raja Kechil Sulong – 16th March 2010 till 30th March 2012)
- Raja Eleena
- Raja Yong Sofia
For your information, The Late Raja Ashman furthered his studies for high school in St John Institution, Kuala Lumpur.
He was also a degree holder in Economics from University of Nottingham, Degree in Law from Cambridge University and Diploma in Entrepreneurial Law from University of London, England. Following his father’s footsteps, The Late Raja Ashman was also a lawyer.
Apart from that, The Late Raja Ashman also holds a few professional positions. He was the Executive Director for Dreamland Holdings company since 1990, Chairman to Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Haqqani Malaysia since 1994, Chairman Dwitasik and Director for KBB Engineering Bhd. Company.
What’s more interesting about The Late Raja Ashman is, globally, he was the only successor of Syeikh Nazim. Do you know who Syeikh Nazim is? Syeikh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani An-Naqshabandi was an Imam who carried the secrets of Wali (guardian) and re-live Tariqat Naqshabandi in the end of 20th century. The Late Raja Ashman had once studied from Sheikh Nazim in Tariqat Naqshabandi.
The Late Raja Ashman played a role as Syeikh Nazim’s representative in Malaysia and Singapore. He was also known as Syeikh Raja in the Sufi governance and had established Zawiya Naqshabandi in Kuala Lumpur.
The Late Raja Ashman was highly respected and dignified by many due to his practice and interest in the knowledge of Islamic Religion.
The Late Raja Ashman Shah and wife
Noraini Jane binti Kamarul Ariffin was married to The Late Raja Ashman on September 26th, 1991 in Kuala Kangsar. His wife is the daughter of Kamarul Ariffin bin Muhammad Yassin who was the ex-Senator and Chairman of Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Galeri Seni Nasional.
This beautiful couple was blessed with three children, a boy and two girls.
- Raja Eminah Alliyah
- Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah (Raja Kechil Sulong since 6th September 2014)
- Raja Bainunisa Safia
Wife and children of The Late Raja Ashman Shah
The Late Raja Ashman Shah passed away on March 30th, 2012 around 1.30 am due to asthma attack in his home which was in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
His body were then brought to Masjid Ubudiah, bukit Chandan in Kuala Kangsar for prayers, funeral and buried in Makam Diraja Bukit Chandan which is located beside Masjid Ubudiah. Al-Fatihah to The Late Raja Ashman Shah.