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A hero’s farewell

Written By Syafrein Effendiuz on 24/04/06 | Isnin, April 24, 2006

IT WAS a funeral befitting a national hero that Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba had become through his 49 years of service to the nation and people.

Thousands of people from all walks of life turned up at the National Mosque to bid farewell to the man who declined to have titles and remained “Encik Ghafar” throughout his long service in government.

Ghafar, 81, who died of heart, lung and kidney complications at 7.34am yesterday at the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre in Jalan Ampang, was laid to rest at the Heroes’ Mausoleum in the mosque compound after Asar prayers.

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[The Star]