PAYS TRIBUTE TO P. RAMLEE
In the image, it highlighted P. Ramlee, perched on a director’s chair with a music sheet in one hand and a hailer in another, as well as a guitar by his side.
He passed away on May 29, 1973, at the age of 44 from a heart attack and was buried at Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery.
P. Ramlee, or his real name, Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Putih, was a prolific actor, director, writer and musician who contributed to more than 60 films and composed around 250 songs.
P. Ramlee’s niece Siti Haslinda Abdul Hamid, or better known as Shasha, said she was very happy and proud that her uncle was given international recognition.
“I would like to thank Google for appreciating my uncle’s achievements.
“Since many of our family members are busy with work, we will be carrying out special prayers for my uncle today (yesterday) at the nearest mosque,” she told New Straits Times yesterday.
Shasha said she still could not forget the good times spent with her uncle when they stayed in Jalan Dedap, which now has been converted into a P. Ramlee memorial museum.
“I remember how my uncle used to crack jokes and made us step on his back (urut).
“I also remember how he used to compose music everyday.”
Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia (YA1M) president Datuk Irwan Shah Abdullah, better known as DJ Dave, said he was glad that Malaysian multi-talented actor and director P. Ramlee was honoured by Google.
“That means we have worldclass talents in our country.
“He is one class above as he could act, sing, compose, direct with humour and play many instruments.
“Very few artistes could match that feat,” he said yesterday.
Meanwhile, Penang Malay Association (Pemenang) hopes to create a senate seat at a public university in honour of P. Ramlee.
Pemenang president Tan Sri Yusoff Latiff said they had submitted the proposal to a local university in the state.
P. Ramlee, was a prolific actor, director, writer and musician who contributed to more than 60 films and composed around 250 songs.