Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Former President Abdurrahman Wahid Dies at 69

Jakarta, Indonesia, Former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid died during medication after suffering from complications caused by heart disease, kidney disorders and diabetes for years in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital.

Wahid, usually called Gus Dur, was a very ambitious President of NKRI.

Wahid had been receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of Ciptomangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta for the past week and died Wednesday evening.

Wahid had struggled with illness for years. He was confined to a wheelchair, lost most of his sight, and suffered serious kidney problems.

Wahid was born in Denanyar village, Jombang district, East Java, on August 4, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Sinta Nuriyah, and four daughters, namely Alissa Qotrunnada Munawaroh, Zannuba Arifah Chafsoh, Annita Hayatunnufus, and Inayah Wulandari.

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