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Tengku Afzan

Tengku Hajjah Afzan binti Tengku Panglima Perang Muhammad was the former Tengku Ampuan or Queen of Pahang. She also served as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia between 26 April 1979 and 25 April 1984.


  • Early life 1
  • Marriage and Becoming Queen 2
  • Death 3
  • Honours 4
  • Honours of Pahang 5
  • National and Sultanal Honours 6
  • Foreign Honours 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9

Early life

Born on 4 December 1932 in Kuala Terengganu, she is the fourth child of HRH Tengku Muhammad ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’adzam Shah and HRH Tengku Hajah Mandak binti Tengku Mustafa, and the granddaughter of HRH Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Shah I, the Sultan of Terengganu.

Her father, the son of Sultan Ahmad of Pahang, served as Chief Minister of Terengganu before returning to Pahang to hold the same post.

Tengku Hajah Afzan received her early education at the Malay Girls’ School in Pekan. She also received private tuition in English.

Marriage and Becoming Queen

On 22 April 1954, at the age of 21, she married Tengku Ahmad Shah ibni Sultan Abu Bakar, the Crown Prince of Pahang at Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis, and became the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang. She gave birth to seven children, two boys and five girls, and they are HH Tengku Meriam, HH Tengku Muhaini, HH Tengku Aishah, HRH Tengku Abdullah the Crown Prince of Pahang, HH Tengku Abdul Rahman, HH Tengku Hajah Nong Fatimah and HH Tengku Hajah Shahariah.

In 1974, when Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah ascended to the throne, she became his Queen or Tengku Ampuan. She became Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia between 1979 and 1984.


Tengku Afzan died of cancer on 29 June 1988. She was laid to rest at the Pahang Royal Mausoleum near Abu Bakar Royal Mosque in Pekan, Pahang.


She has been awarded :[1]

Honours of Pahang

National and Sultanal Honours

Foreign Honours

See also


  1. ^ The Royal Ark, Pahang genealogical details, p.10
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tengku Zainab
(Raja Perempuan of Kelantan)
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)
Succeeded by
Tengku Zanariah
(Sultanah of Johor)
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