Silver Jubilee of the Reign of HRH Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan
Yahya Petra ( 1979 - 2004 )
His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra was born at Istana Jahar, Kota Bahru on November 11, 1949. His Royal Highness is the only son and youngest child of His Royal Highness Sultan Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra and Her Royal Highness Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Zainab II. His Royal Highness has a strong foundation of religious education and is well versed with the Kelantan royal protocol as he had received proper education and training when he was still young.
On November 11, 1967, at the age of 18, His Royal Highness was proclaimed the Crown Prince of Kelantan. His Royal Highness ascended the throne as the 28th Sultan and the Yang Dipertuan of the State of Kelantan Darulnaim on March 30, 1979 following the demise of his father who was at the time the Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. On March 30, 1980, His Royal Highness was officially crowned the Sultan and the Yang DiPertuan of the State of Kelantan Darulnaim.
His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra married Her Royal Highness Tengku Anis binti Tengku Ahmad Hamid on December 4, 1968 at the Istana Kota Lama, Kota Bahru. The wedding ceremony was held in full magnificence of the royal traditions of Kelantan.
The Royal Highnesses are blessed with four children; three sons and a daughter namely, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra (Crown Prince of Kelantan), Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra (Tengku Bendahara), Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra (Tengku Temenggong) and their only daughter Tengku Amalin A'Ishah Putri.
During the reign of his father His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra was given ample exposure to the intricacies of the government structure and administration. This invaluable experience helped His Royal Highness to manage the affairs of the state, bringing progress and developments to Kelantan.
During the last 25 years, His Royal Highness's reign witnessed various changes and progress in the State of Kelantan especially in matters relating to the development of land, agriculture, infrastructure and education. In addition, His Royal Highness is also responsible for instilling awareness in his subjects on the importance of self-esteem to free themselves from the shackle of poverty.
Other rapid development during His Royal Highness's reign are evident in the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
On January 8, 2002, His Royal Highness was conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Political Science by Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. His Royal Highness also received the Highest Honorary Awards both locally as well as from other countries. In social and charitable activities, His Royal Highness plays an important role as patron of various organisations, associations, clubs and foundations.
His and Her Royal Highnesses are very active in social work. The Royal Highnesses often paid visits all over the state to see for themselves the conditions of their subjects and how they lived. Owing to these deep concern and care for their subjects The Royal Highnesses are loved and respected by everyone.
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