Monday, 17 January 2011

37. Dr Abdul Aziz bin Omar (1919-1985)

Dr Abdul Aziz bin Omar (1919-1985)

Date of birth: 20 January 1919
Place of birth: Penang

Early education: Sekolah Melayu Chowrasta, Penang (Where is this place? Penang Street, George Town?)

Date of death: 12 June 1985 (23 Ramadhan 1405)
Place of death: Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Place of burial: Kubur Banggol or Kubur Che Siti, Mukim Banggol, on the way to Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB), near Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Author's notes:

Sources of information:
  1. Aniza bt Mohd Nor, Restoran Cari Cari Lauk, Jalan Pintu Pong, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  2. Sellene
  3. The Who's Who in Malaysia 1963; 1965; 1971-2 (available in USM main library in Penang)
  4. Raja Sulaiman @ Raja Semail bin Raja Soh, Lot 291, Kg Banggol Badang, Jalan PCB, 15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

The Who's Who in Malaysia 1963
The Who's Who in Malaysia 1965
The Who's Who in Malaysia 1971-1972

Berita Harian, 20 November 1970, Page 8
Persatuan B'ton Kelantan giat membimbing bakat2 baharu

His eldest son Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Aziz is married and lives with his family in Kuala Lumpur.
His granddaughter Idora Abdul Rashid is in Facebook (4th daughter of Abdul Rashid).

His son Abdul Rashid has passed away.

The family burial plot at Banggol is near that of Dato Perdana:


Sellene said...

Some trivia found on the net regarding this personality.

"Diantara tokoh yang dilahirkan di Sekolah Melayu Chowrasta ini ialah Allahyarhan Doktor Aziz Omar (doktor Melayu yang menempah nama di negeri Kelantan)..."

Anonymous said...

Salam Prof.
It is me again..your anonymous fan from Penang. I asked u just now whether there was a Dr. Aziz and after carefully browsing i just found it. Why i asked u was because his younger brother the late Abdullah came to Penang to visit my father and passed away a few weeks later in Kota Bharu. The year must have been 1982 based on the info that u have provided above. If i can recall they are related to Mr. Hashim Embi who was once a newscaster in RTM and their kampong was known as Pisang Awak near Jelutong.
Sept 9 11.13 PM

Prof Faridah said...


Yes, now I know you are a fan, and TQ for the interest. I have seen Hashim Embi on TV when I was a child. My grandfather was also from Jelutong. I have been to both Jelutong Timur and the one by Jalan Perak. I'm providing some details on Dr Abdul Aziz from my 2nd book:

Abdul Aziz was born on 20 January 1919 in Penang to Omar and his wife named Ah. He grew up in Penang. Abdul Aziz had attended Sekolah Melayu Chowrasta in George Town, Penang from 1925 to 1929. His classmate was Abdul Wahab bin Mohd Ariff. The school is located across the road from Masjid Jamek Jalan Hatin. The history of the school is given at its website and mentions his name. Dr Abdul Aziz was from Penang. Nothing is known about his great grandparents and grandparents at the time of writing. His father was Omar bin Khamis. His mother was called Tok Ah and her real name remains unknown. His parents were blessed with eight children, four sons and four daughters. He was the youngest. His siblings are Hajah Siah, Haji Che Abdullah, Salmah, Che Nu, Ariffin, Hajjah Maryam and Abdul Rahim.

1) Hajah Siah bt Omar (died 3 September 1991/24 Safar 1412 Hijrah) is deceased and is buried at Kubur Banggol.

2) Haji Che Abdullah bin Omar (died Friday 9 July 1982/17 Ramadhan 1402) married Nik Sofiah bt Daud and they have four daughters and a son – Noorlia, Norli, Noor Aini, Noor Ainun, and Rosli Mohd Noor. Haji Che Abdullah bin Omar is deceased and is buried at Kubur Banggol. One of his daughters works at Klinik Perdana in Kota Bharu.

Prof Faridah said...

Dr Abdul Aziz is the eldest. His mother is Rabiah (Tok Ah to her grandchildren).

Prof Faridah said...

His mother is Rabiah. Dr Abdul Aziz bin Omar was the third child but eldest son. His youngest sibling passed away during the Japanese occupation, aged 14. His second youngest sibling is Abdul Rahim bin Omar.