Jeragan Abdul Shukor Mohamed Ali was born in 1865. As a child, he was brought up in the istana of Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Mudzaffar Shah and grew up within royal circles. He was well loved by Almarhum Sultan Yusuf and was made Toh Raja Dibongsu Bentara Istana DiRaja in 1883. In 1899, he was made Jeragan during the time he was Secretary to Almarhum Sultan Idris I.
The title of Dato Setia Bijaya DiRaja (Comptroller of the Royal Household) which is currently known today as Orang Kaya Kaya Setia Bijaya DiRaja, was originally known as Seri Agar DiRaja, an abolished title last held by Dato Sagor. The OKK Setia Bijaya, whilst is a member of the Orang Besar Delapan, does not carry the territorial authority of the late Dato Sagor. Jeragan Abdul Shukor was the first man to be bestowed this title by Almarhum Sultan Idris I in 1899. He was amongst the keepers of the Perak Regalia, namely the Royal Aigrette, the Tanjak Diraja, the Keris Seri Gading and the Pontoh Ular Lidi.
Dato Setia Bijaya DiRaja Jeragan Abdul Shukor continued his meritorious service under a total of four Sultans – Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Mudzaffar Shah, Almarhum Sultan Idris I, Almarhum Sultan Abdul Jalil and Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. He died in 1924 and was interred at the Al Ghufran Royal Mausoleum in Bukit Chandan. The post he held seemed to remain in the family for some time. His sons, Mohd Noordin Jeragan Abdul Shukor (1924-1939) and Mohd Hashim Jeragan Abdul Shukor, OBE (1939-1973), and subsequently his grandson, Dato Seri Abdul Wahab Mohd Noordin (1974-1989), also held the post of Dato Setia Bijaya DiRaja.
1. Teman Orang Parit: Almarhum Jeragan Abdul Shukor
2. Wilkinson RJ. History: Chiefs Of Perak. In Papers on Malay Subjects, Part I-V. Kuala Lumpur: FMS Government Press; 1908. p81-82.