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Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III (born 1907 in Kuala Terengganu) was the fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (roughly equivalent to King) of Malaysia, and Sultan of Terengganu.
The third surviving son of Sultan Zainal Abidin III ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad II (reigned 1881-1918), his mother was a Thai commoner, Cik Maimunah binti Abdullah.
Educated at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), he served his two elder half-brothers as their aide de camp, before succeeding his deposed nephew in 1945 as Sultan of Terengganu. At the time he held the office of Tengku Paduka Raja.
A keen photographer, he served as Yang di-Pertuan Agong between September 21, 1965 and September 20, 1970. In 1969, during a period of racial strife in Malaysia, he declared a nationwide state-of-emergency, suspended parliament and installed the Majlis Gerakan Nasional (MAGERAN).
| Preceded by:|
Tuanku Syed Putra
(Raja of Perlis)
| Yang di-Pertuan Agong|
(Sultan of Terengganu)
| Succeeded by:|
Tuanku Abdul Halim
(Sultan of Kedah)
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