The passing of Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Kelsom, 1972

YMM Raja Perempuan Kelsom mangkat on 10 May 1972 at Istana Lembah in Bukit Chandan. She was 72. The lying in state of Almarhumah’s jenazah was at Istana Iskandariah.

Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Kelsom, or her full name Raja Puteh Umi Kelsom binti Raja Kulop Muhammad Kramat, was then interred at the Al-Ghufran Royal Mausoleum. She was the consort of Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and mother to Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II.

The jenazah of Almarhumah in front of the peterakna at the Balai Rong Seri of Istana Iskandariah.

Almarhum DYMM Sultan Idris Shah II at the funeral. Almarhum Tuanku was the eldest living son of the late Raja Perempuan from her marriage to Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

Reading of the holy verses from the Al-Quran before the interment of Almarhumah's jenazah.

Almarhumah's cortege comprised many pallbearers and members of the rakyat, heading towards Al-Ghufran royal mausoleum at Bukit Chandan.

Photos courtesy of YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar.

Reference: Perak Sultan’s mother dies. The Straits Times. 1972 May 11.

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