DYAM Raja Ekram (Raja di-Hilir: 1963-1978)

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DYAM Raja Di-Hilir Ekram in his RDH Pk colours – black and silver.

DYAM Raja Ekram ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin, was born at Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar in 1922. He was the eldest brother of the current Sultan of Perak, DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah. His mother, Raja Perempuan Taayah was Ku Nick’s sister.

He was educated at the Malay School, Bukit Chandan, from 1931 to 1936, after which he went to the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

In 1938, he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Posts in Perak until 1941. In 1948, at the age of 26, he was appointed Raja Kechil Muda.

DYAM Raja DiHilir Ekram performing 'menjunjung duli' in 1965.

DYAM Raja DiHilir Ekram performing ‘menjunjung duli’ in 1965.

In 1951, he was appointed a member of Penghulus Selection Committee and held the appointment until 1952. In 1953, he was appointed Raja Kechil Tengah and Raja Kechil Sulong on 21 June 1956.

In 1957, he was appointed a member of the Executive Council and the same year he was appointed Dato’ Pengelola Bijaya Di-Raja.

On 1st August 1962, he was appointed as Raja Kecil Besar and also an Ex-Officio Member of Dewan Negara. From 1st February 1963, he was appointed as Raja Di-Hilir.

 

 

Tuanku mangkat on 9th June 1978.  Tuanku was married to YAM Raja Puan Muda Raja Nur Ema binti Raja Muhammad Zulkifli.

Raja Di-Hilir Ekram and Raja Puan Muda Nur Ema at an official function held at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. (Photo source: YM Raja Haliffuddin Raja Ekram)

7 thoughts on “DYAM Raja Ekram (Raja di-Hilir: 1963-1978)

  1. Saya masih ingat lagi masa tu..I was 12 years old..habis je majlis ada satu acara utk budak-budak..Berebut duit sedekah(kalau org tua2 pulak,dapat sedekah gula dlm gelas balut dgn saputangan petak2)..Arwah Pak Aji Shukor berdiri ateh pagor mesjid..pegang satu uncang(dlmnye penuh duit syiling)budak2 penuh kat bawah.Bila campak je duit tu,budak2 pun berebut..mana yg terer,belum jatuh lagi duit tu dah sambut..ada juga yg tak dapat ape(slow).Dah dapat duit terus pegi kedai chandan beli aiskrim malaysia(kira pecah kepala dah masa tu)

  2. another tale from dad (obviously, i wasn’t even born yet then!).

    before raja ekram was RDH Pk (he was then the controller of the royal household at bukit chandan), he used to visit granddad’s istana in ipoh from kuala. my dad and my uncle, raja kassim, would be invited to tag along in a chauffeured car, and he has this peculiar way in instructing the chauffeur directions. as opposed to telling the chauffeur where to go, he’d merely go:
    “kiiiii-ghi.”
    “kaaaa-nan.”
    “kiiiii-ghi.”
    ..and so forth, until “haa, beghenti sini.”

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