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Indonesian veteran host Ebet dies from stroke at 73

  • Rana Akbari Fitriawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 21 2010   /  04:21 pm

"It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice". This phrase was made famous in the TV talk show Salam Canda, hosted by Ebet Kadarusman. Ebet also used to switch between English and Indonesian while addressing his radio audience in Good Pagi, Selamat Morning. Ebet died from stroke just before 6 a.m. on Saturday at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, after having been in coma since Tuesday. Lente Melani Kadarusman, 52, Ebet's niece, said a medical team had recommended an operation but that this had been rejected by the family due to his poor physical condition. Lente said Ebet, who was born in Tasikmalaya on July 7, 1936, (another source says he was born in Jakarta) had suffered strokes three times since 2001, the third of which proved fatal. Ebet is survived by his five children from his first wife, all of whom live abroad - Andre Kadarusman in Singap...