KUALA LUMPUR: Mansor Katas, the father-in-law of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, died yesterday aged 80.
Mansor, a former teacher, died at the Damansara Specialist Centre in Petaling Jaya at 2.15pm after a short illness, said Najib’s press secretary Datuk Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad.
Mansor was admitted to the hospital about two weeks ago.
His remains were brought back to Najib’s residence in Taman Duta here and then buried at 6pm at the Jalan Ampang Muslim cemetery. Mansor’s wife, Fatimah Kedah, 82, died on Jan 25 of a heart attack and is also buried in the same cemetery.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah were among the 100 visitors who paid their last respects at Najib’s house.
Sariffuddin said Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is away in the United States to be with her son for university enrolment, was saddened by the news of her father passing away.
She was disappointed that she was not with her father at the time of his death, he said.