Abdul Halim of Kedah
Birth Name: Tunku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah
Date of Birth: 28 November, 1927
Place of Birth: Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, Kedah, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Date of Death: 11 September, 2017
Place of Death: Anak Bukit, Malaysia
Ethnicity: Malay, 1/4 Thai
Abdul Halim of Kedah of Kedah was the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (supreme head of state) of Malaysia, from 13 December, 2011 to 12 December, 2016. He was the 27th Sultan of Kedah, from 15 July, 1958 to 11 September, 2017, his death.
He was the son of Sultan Badlishah of Kedah and Sofia binti Mahmud. He was married to Haminah, until his death. He was previously married to Bahiyah, until her death. The couple had three children.
Abdul Halim’s paternal grandfather was Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim of Kedah (the son of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah and Wan Hajar binti Datuk Wan Ismail). Abdul Halim’s great-grandfather Sultan Ahmad was the son of Sultan Zainal Rashid Al-Mu’adzam Shah and Wan Maheran/Wan Masheran Wan Mohd Sidek. Abdul Halim’s great-grandmother Wan Hajar was the daughter of Dato’ Wan Ismail Dato’ Seri Paduka Raja Laksemana and Wan Sopiah Wan Mohamad Sidek Dato’ Bendahara Seri Paduka Maharaja Sura.
Abdul Halim’s paternal grandmother was Nai Sofiah binti Abdullah (the daughter of Abdullah). Sofiah was Thai.
Abdul Halim’s maternal grandfather was Tunku Mahmud ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah (the son of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah and Tengku Cik Fatima of Johor).
Abdul Halim’s maternal grandmother was Hajjah Zainab binti Awang Ahmad (the daughter of Awang Ahmad).
Abdul Halim’s parents shared the same paternal grandfather, making them first half-cousins.