About P. Ramlee
Icon. Legend. Renaissance man. There aren’t sufficient words to describe the artist regarded by many in Malaysia as the greatest of all time. The work of P. Ramlee—the renowned composer, singer, filmmaker, producer and actor—remains beloved by generations decades after his untimely death in 1973. Born Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh in 1929, Ramlee’s musical prowess was celebrated, and songs like the poetic lover’s ode “Getaran Jiwa” and the heart-rending “Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti” stand unequalled as timeless Malaysian pop masterpieces.
BORNMarch 22, 1929