Novelist Ariffin Ngah Dies
KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 25 (ernama) -- A well-known novelist in Terengganu, Ariffin Ngah, 70,died at his house in Kampung Bukit Tunggal on Friday.
Ariffin, who was said to be suffering from various diseases since five years ago, died at about 1.15pm.
His wife, Zainab Muhamad, 67, said her husband had diabetes, kidney problem, and high blood pressure and was discharged from hospital last Sunday.
She said Ariffin, who used to work with Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka, had been writing Malay novels since he was a teacher and had won several awards, including the Terengganu literary award last year.
His works included "Anugerah Wahyu", "Tangisan Pusaka Bangsaku" and "Revolusi Kenyir".
Ariffin, who has 12 children and 50 grand children, was buried at the Kampung Bukit Tumbuh Muslim cemetery after the Asar prayer.
Pakcik have little to say but a lot to remember of the gentleman I dearly addressed as ‘Cikgu’. Indeed he was a very established writer with many awards, and a real ‘cikgu’ at heart, full of compassion for children and their education and well-being.
“ Hassan, tulislah riwayat hidup …..biar saya editkan….” I cannot help recalling his gentle voice urging me over and over. He was so sure he could make something worth reading of what I see as my simple life. A great writer made the offer and I kept on giving excuses. Pakcik only began to see his point of view too late, when his eyesight had started to fail him. I knew I had missed the chance of life time.
And now I remember Cikgu Ariffin with a lot of affection for what he stood for in life, but with regret because I had failed to live up to his expectation. Now I harbour the hope, oh, but just a dream, that one day I shall be able to dedicate a work for him. May Allah bless him.
- Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan -
ya, hanya Dia sahaja yang kekal.moga rohnya dicucuri rahmat. amin.
p/s:pakcik, tulislah biografi pakcik..tentu menarik sebab banyak pengalaman ..mesti ramai yang berminat nak baca.
So sad to hear the news...
Pakcik, now that he is gone..maybe you should...I mean start writing on your memoirs.. like what Allahyarham urged you to do...
I have offered to be your editor..as expressed during my last visit..Please think about it, okay?
Al Fatihah bagi Allahyarham..Semoga beliau ditempatkan beserta mereka yang beramal solih...Amin..
AlFatihah for Arffin Ngah. Looking forward to your literary work dedicated for Allahyarham.
Ramai warga mas seperti Pakcik tak munkin lagi boleh belajar Bahasa Melayu moden tanpa dibimbing, dipapah seperti orang sakit lutut.
I remember what you earnestly said to me and I am thankful for your thought. You have written books and you think every one can do it simply by reading how to read manuals. Salaam to you and family.
I was wondering why you disappeared for a long time after the historic Milan trip. Now you are back writing. Who knows what we all can achieve in our life-time? Happy New Year.
Al fatihah for Allahyarham Arifin Ngah.
I remember when my third daughter was very very sick,my pengetua said this to me:"Kita hanya dipinjamkan saja ke dunia ini.Terpulang pada DIA untuk mengambil bila-bila masa..."
It is well and good if we can keep reminding ourselves that 'semua itu adalah pinjaman'. It hurts nevertheless, human we are, madam.
Selamat berpindah an selamat tahun baru.
alfatihah for arifin ngah...
pakcik,did you get my last email?it's just odd that you didn't reply my email.
p/s:happy new year and looking forward to read your new year resolution.
I would have responded to your e-mail for sure. My jaring address has been giving me some broblems. Would you please write another to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wish you all the best for your final.
Pakcik, tulislah riwayat hidup.... saya suka membacanya.
Kerana....terdapat banyak pengajaran.
Sungguh luar biasa kepda saya mendapat catatan PakMail ini keatas paenulisan 9 bulan dahulu. Saya terima kasih kerana sudi membaca yang lama.
Saya menyesal kerana tidak menerima tawaran Arwah. Beliau tahu saya tidak mampu menulis dalam bahasa Melayu.
Buat masa ini biarlah terus menulis blog ini yang diselang seli dengan pegalaman saya dalam bentuk 'Pakcik reminisces' yang suadah melebihi 20 bahagian. Saya juga tidak ingin di anggap menunjuk kebanggaan diri - kerana saya sebenarnya manusia biasa.
Pakmail jangan terasa segan memberi kata kata peribadi kepada saya melalui email email@example.com. Sekali lagi saya ucapkan terima kasih.
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