The Jakarta Post
To honor Ibu Sud, Google Indonesia celebrated her birthday through its homepage doodle on Sunday. (google.co.id/File)
Saridjah Niung Bintang Soedibjo, popularly known as Ibu Sud (Mrs. Sud), was known as the composer of songs for kindergarten-aged children, such as “Hai Becak” (Hi Pedicab), “Desaku” (My Village), “Dengar Katak Bernyanyi” (Let’s Hear the Frog Sing), and more.
To honor Ibu Sud, Google Indonesia celebrated her birthday through its homepage doodle on Sunday.
The doodle displays Ibu Sud singing and three children listening to her. Once the doodle is clicked, users will be brought to the Google search page related to Ibu Sud.
“Today, we celebrate Saridjah Niung Bintang Soedibjo’s artistic contributions on what would have been her 109th birthday,” Google wrote on its doodle’s page.
Born in Sukabumi, West Java, Ibu Sud was also recognized as a teacher, radio announcer, playwright and batik artist. She produced songs during the Dutch colonial era, Japanese occupation as well as after Indonesia gained its independence. In addition to children’s songs, Ibu Sud also composed some patriotic tunes, such as “Berkibarlah Benderaku” (Fly My Flag).
Ibu Sud passed away in 1993 at the age of 85. (asw)