Tengku Puan Zanariah Almarhum Tengku Ahmad, the stepmother of Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has passed away. She was 78.
She was formerly the Sultanah of Johor until the death of her husband and the then Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail in 2010.
Tengku Puan Zanariah was the second consort of Sultan Iskandar. They were married in 1961.
She was also the Raja Permaisuri Agong from 1984 until 1989.
She was later bestowed the title of Tunku Puan of Johor by the Johor state government.
Her death was made known through a post on Sultan Ibrahim’s official Facebook page where a post with a picture of his mother and the words “Al Fatihah” was posted at 8.15am today.
“Al-Fatihah, Almarhumah YAM Tengku Puan Zanariah Binti Almarhum Tengku Ahmad, bonda Sultan of Johor,” read the post.
Her remains were placed at Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Baru before burial at the Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum by noon today.