KUALA LUMPUR – Veteran film director Datuk Jamil Sulong died at a son’s house in Bukit Utama Damansara here Thursday night.
He was 88.
Jamil died of a stroke about 9.30pm at Arjunaidi’s house.
According to another son, Anwardi, the film director was earlier admitted to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for almost a month.
He said Jamil’s body would be taken to the Masjid Al-Ghufran, Taman Tun Dr Ismail here for final rites and prayers after Friday prayers today.
Anwardi said his father would be buried at the Janda Baik Muslim Cemetery in Bentong, Pahang Friday.
Jamil was known for such films as ‘Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup’, ‘Si Tanggang’, ‘Lela Manja’, ‘Bidasari’ and ‘Raja Bersiong’.
He is survived by Datin Rosnani Ludin and four chidlren, Murniaty, Arjunaidi, Anwardi and Asnadi. – Bernama