Idris Shah II of Perak

Idris Shah II Of Perak

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Sultan Idris Iskandar Shah II, <small>CMG</small> (12 August 1924 – 31 January 1984) was the Sultan of the Malaysian state of Perak from 1963 until his death in 1984. He was the son of Sultan Iskandar and a first cousin once removed of Sultan Azlan Shah.

The state mosque of Perak in Ipoh is named after him.

Early life and education

He was born on 12 August 1924 in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, as the second son of Sultan Iskandar and Raja Teh Umi Kalsum. His father was a son of Sultan Idris Shah I and a brother of Sultan Abdul Jalil. He was named Raja Idris at birth.

He was educated at Clifford School, Kuala Kangsar and later furthered his studies at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He was made Raja Di Hilir in 1933, succeeding the late Raja Chulan who died that year. He was appointed Raja Bendahara in October 1938 upon the demise of his father. Ten years later, on 29 March 1948, the then sultan, Sultan Abdul Aziz, died and Raja Idris was made Raja Muda (Crown Prince) by his cousin, the new sultan, Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah.

Sultan of Perak

Upon the death of Sultan Yusuf on 5 January 1963, he was appointed as the 33rd Sultan of Perak with the reigning title - Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah Kadassallah.

Death an succession

After reigning about twenty years, on 31 January 1984, Sultan Idris Shah II died suddenly in Lumut, Perak during a...
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