The late His Royal Highness the Raja Kechil Sulong of Perak, Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah,the second son of Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah.
Raja Ashman is the third of Sultan Azlan Shah and Tuanku Bainun's five children and fourth in line to the throne. His title was Raja Kecil Sulong.
Raja Ashman's siblings:
Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak, Raja (Dr) Nazrin Shah
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Datuk Seri Azureen
Yang Amat Mulia Allahyarham Raja Kechil Sulong Perak, Raja Ashman Shah
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Datuk Seri Eleena
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Datuk Seri Yong Sofia.
Raja Ashman was known to commoners as a pious prince who kept a low profile, down-to-earth and people-friendly royal.
Raja Ashman was also an avid hockey fan, often seen with his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, at matches. Sultan Azlan Shah is the Asian Hockey Federation president. Raja Ashman was also involved in social and welfare activities under the Sultan Azlan Shah Foundation .
Raja Ashman was appointed the Raja Kechil Sulong of Perak on March 16, 2010.
He was an Economics graduate from the University of Nottingham, England; a Master of Laws from Cambridge University; Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn, London; and had a Diploma in Business Law from University of London, England.
He held a number of professional positions that included the executive director of Dreamland Holdings Bhd since 1990, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Haqqani Foundation Malaysia since 1994, Chair of Dwitasik Sdn Bhd and director of KKB Engineering Bhd.
Raja Ashman also holds an Ijazah (permission of investure) in the Naqshbandiya Haqqaniya Order of Sufism from Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, the Grand Mufti of Cyprus and Imam of the Naqshbandiya-Haqqaniya Order of Sufism.
On Friday March 30, 2012 at 1.30am Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak Datuk Seri Raja Ashman Shah Sultan Azlan Shah passed away after an asthma attack at his home in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. He was 54.
He leaves behind wife Datin Seri Noraini Jane Kamarul Ariffin, 53, son Datuk Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah, 20, and daughters Raja Emina Aliyyah, 18, and Raja Bainunnisa Safia, 17.
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