DATO' SERI SYED NAHAR BIN TUN SYED SHEH SHAHABUDDIN
Dato' Seri Syed Nahar was born on 12 May 1934 in Alor Star, Kedah.
He was educated at Sekolah Melayu Derga, and later at Sekolah Melayu Kulim. He received secondary education in Kedah, at Ibrahim Secondary School in Sungai Petani, and Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Star.
He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Scotland. He pursued studies in Public Administration and Local Government at Bristol University.
He was General Manager, Pilgrims Management and Fund Board (1964-1969).
He was the first Chairman of National Savings Bank (Bank Rakyat).
He was bestowed medals and orders of chivalry - Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah (D.P.M.K.) in 1972, the Seri Panglima Mahkota Kedah (S.P.M.K.) in 1985, the Seri Paduka Mahkota Terengganu (S.P.M.T.) in 1985, the Kesatria Mangku Negara (K.M.N.) in 1986 and the Seri Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K.).
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