Abu Hassan managed to see great grandson before his death


SHAH ALAM: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Dr Abu Hassan Omar, who died yesterday, was blessed with a great grandson who was born on the National Day on Aug 31, said his youngest daughter, Datin Hasnorhana Abu Hassan.

“Alhamdulillah (with the grace of Allah), my late father managed to see his first great grandson who was born on Merdeka Day about one week before his death,”said Hasnorhana, 41, sadly when approached by reporters after the funeral prayer for her father at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, here today.

Also present to pay their last respects were the prime minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Abu Hassan, 77, died last night at about 8.05 pm at a private hospital, here following a heart attack.

According to an associate, Datuk Mohamad Isa Ishak, Abu Hassan complained of breathing difficulty and chest pain yesterday afternoon and was later taken to a private hospital here for treatment.

Besides the great grandson, he is also survived by his wife, Puan Sri Wan Nor Daud, four children and 15 grandchildren.

Abu Hassan’s remains would be buried at the Shah Alam Royal Mausoleum, Section 5, here after the Zohor prayers today. - Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd