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PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat died at 84

He was spiritual leader of Malaysia’s opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).  For the first time, he was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia on 1967 and since then continued to be an elected politician for 48 years.

Feb 13, 2015 12:12 IST
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Nik Abdul Aziz Nik MatNik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, the spiritual leader of Malaysia’s opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) died at his house in Pulau Melaka, Kota Baharu on 12 February 2015. He was 84. He is survived by his wife Sabariah Tuan Ishak and 10 children.

Aziz Nik, a revered leader in PAS and popularly known as Tok Guru, had served as Kelantan Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) from 1990 to 2013.

For the first time, he was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia in 1967 and since then continued to be an elected politician for 48 years. He won from the Kelantan Hilir parliamentary seat which was later renamed as Pengkalan Chepa and retained the seat until 1986.

Further, he shifted to contest from the Bachok Parliamentary seat and Semut Api (now Chempaka) state seat which he held until his death.

Born on 10 January 1931 in Kampung Pulau Melaka, Kubang Kerian, Aziz Nik was a Malaysian politician and Muslim cleric. He was the Mursyidul Am or Spiritual Leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) from 1991 until his death in 2015.

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