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Nazrin Shah of Perak

Nazrin Shah of Perak

Sultan of Perak
The basics
About
Gender male
Birth November 27, 1956 (George Town)
Family
Mother: Tuanku Bainun
Father: Azlan Shah of Perak
Siblings: Raja EleenaRaja AzureenRaja Yong Sofia
Spouse: Zara Salim Davidson
Education Worcester College, Harvard University
The details
Biography

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah (born 27 November 1956) is the 35th Sultan of Perak. He is currently the Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, elected on 14 October 2016.

Early life

Sultan Nazrin Shah was born on 27 November 1956 at George Town, Penang, Malaya. He is the eldest son of the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah and the former Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd Ali.

Academic and Intellectual Background

Sekolah Rendah Jalan Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur from 1963 to 1967.

Studied

St.John Institution, Kuala Lumpur from 1968 to 1970. School Cambridge, London until 1973.

Academic life

Sultan Nazrin has an academic and intellectual background from Malay College Kuala Kangsar and a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford. He also holds an MPA degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD degree in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

Sultan Nazrin’s research interests are in the area of economic and political development in South-East and North-East Asia, historical national income accounting and economic growth in developing countries.

The sultan has also written articles and spoken on a wide range of issues including the role of the constitutional monarchy in Malaysia, education, Islam, ethnic relations and economic development.

He has assumed the role of Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC), has been Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya since 1989 and is the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

He is also an Eminent Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.

Raja Muda of Perak

Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak while serving as Perak's Raja Muda

He was proclaimed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak on 15 April 1984, taking over from his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, who had become the Sultan of Perak two weeks earlier.

Raja Dr. Nazrin's full name and official title is In Malay: Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan MuhibbuddinShah Shah, Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan, D.K, D.K II (Selangor), D.K.A,D.K.S.A, S.P.M.P (Perlis), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, Ph (Harvard)

in English: His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak Darul Ridzuan and its dependencies, D.K, D.K II (Selangor), D.K.A, D.K.S.A, S.P.M.P (Perlis), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, Ph.D (Harvard)

Sultan of Perak

On 29 May 2014 he became the 35th Sultan of Perak on the death of his father, Sultan Azlan.

Sultan Nazrin's full name and official title is in Malay: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, Sultan, Yang di-Pertuan Negara dan Raja Pemerintah Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan dan Jajahan Takluknya, D.K., D.K.S.A., D.K.A.,D.M.N., D.K. (Selangor), D.K. (Kelantan), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard), MPA (Harvard)

in English: His Royal Highness Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, The Sultan, Yang di-Pertuan and Raja Pemerintah of Perak Darul Ridzuan and its dependencies, D.K., D.K.S.A., D.K.A.,D.M.N., D.K. (Selangor), D.K. (Kelantan), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard), MPA (Harvard)

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He was appointed Regent of Perak when his father became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1989 to 1994.

As the Sultan of Perak he is also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Malaysian Army's Royal Army Engineers Regiment

Election as Deputy King

Sultan Nazrin was elected as the Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 14 October 2016. The appointment took effect on 13 December 2016.

Marriage

Sultan Nazrin of Perak married Zara Salim Davidson at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, on 17 May 2007. Sultan Nazrin and Tuanku Zara had known each other for eight years before the wedding.

The day after the wedding there was a ceremony to bestow Tuanku Zara with the official title of Raja Puan Besar of Perak. Nazrin's father had proclaimed Zara Salim Davidson as the Raja Puan Besar of Perak and conferred the Darjah Kerabat on her.

The first child of the couple, Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, was born on 14 March 2008, followed by Raja Nazira Safya Shah, was born on 2 August 2011.

Children

  • Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, Raja Kechil Besar Perak (born (2008-03-14)14 March 2008 (age &&&&&&&&&&&032468 years) Damansara Specialist Hospital, Damansara Jaya Selangor)
  • Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Nazira Safya (born (2011-08-02)2 August 2011 (age &&&&&&&&&&&020105 years) at Damansara Specialist Hospital, Damansara Jaya Selangor)

Issue

Name Birth Marriage Issue
Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah 14 March 2008
Raja Nazira safya 2 August 2011

Title and styles

  • 27 November 1956 – 3 February 1984: His Highness (Yang Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Raja Azlan Shah
  • 3 February 1984 – 16 February 1984:His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah
  • 16 February 1984 – 15 April 1987: His Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Kechil Besar
  • 15 April 1987 – 25 April 1989 : His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak
  • 26 April 1989 – 25 April 1994: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Regent of Perak
  • 25 April 1994 – 27 January 2008: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak
  • 27 January 2008 – 29 May 2014: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah,The Regent of Perak
  • 29 May 2014 – present: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri) Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, The Sultan of Perak

Honours

He has been awarded:

Honours of Perak

  • MY-PERA Royal Family Order of Perak - DK.svg Recipient of the Royal Family Order of Perak (DK )
  • MY-PERA Perak Family Order of Sultan Azlan Shah - DKSA.svg Superior Class of the Perak Family Order of Sultan Azlan Shah (DKSA, 18 April 2005)
  • MY-PERA Azlanii Royal Family Order - Member First Class - DKA I.svg Member First Class of the Azlanii Royal Family Order (DKA I)
  • MY-PERA Order of Cura Si Manja Kini (before 2001).svg Grand Knight of the Order of Cura Si Manja Kini (the Perak Sword of State, SPCM, 19 April 1986) with title Dato' Seri —current ribbon : MY-PERA Order of Cura Si Manja Kini - Grand Knight - SPCM (new).svg
  • MY-PERA Order of Taming Sari - SPTS.svg Knight Grand Commander of the Order of Taming Sari (the Perak State Kris, SPTS, 19 April 1989) with title Dato' Seri
  • MY-PERA Order of the Perak State Crown - Kn Grd Commander - SPMP.svg Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Perak State Crown (SPMP) with title Dato' Seri Panglima

Honours of Malaysia

  •  Malaysia :
    • MY Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (Crown of the Realm) - DMN.svg Recipient of the Order of the Crown of the Realm (DMN, 2014)
  •  Perlis :
    • MY-PERL Order of the Crown of Perlis - Knight Grand Commander - SPMP.svg Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Crown of Perlis or Star of Safi (SPMP)
  •  Selangor :
    • MY-SEL Royal Family Order of Selangor - DK II.svg Second Class of the Royal Family Order of Selangor (DK II, 13 December 2003)

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