KUALA LUMPUR,. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, today paid his last respects to the late Datuk Dahlan Zainuddin, the renowned 70s singer whose iconic Kisah Seorang Biduan song is His Majesty’s favourite.
“I like that song. It relates how young people migrated from the villages to the towns. Dahlan’s death is a huge loss,” the King told reporters at the Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq Mosque in Bangsar.
Sultan Abdullah said he hoped that more people will emulate Dahlan in helping local artistes to popularise their songs.
He said Dahlan had set a fine example for society.
His Majesty also performed the funeral prayers led by the chief imam of the mosque, Mohd Faizul Mohd Razali. — Bernama