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Jakarta Post

In memoriam: Rosihan Anwar, the Last Mohican

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 15 2011   /  09:00 am

JP/Ricky YudhistiraIn a 2009 interview with this paper senior journalist Rosihan Anwar said: “I will continue to write until I drop dead”. He kept his word.

The man known as “the last Mohicans of Indonesian journalism” died on Thursday of old age and heart problems. He was 88.

Rosihan was rushed to MMC Hospital in Kuningan area Thursday due to heart problems. He underwent a heart surgery at Harapan Kita Heart Hospital last month.

The polyglot is survived by his three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In September last year, his wife Siti Zuraidah passed away at MMC hospital.

Fellow journalists called the late Rosihan a “true journalist”.

“He felt that being a journalist was his life’s calling, and that is why he remained faithful to his death,” Kompas founder Jacob Oetama, said.

The senior journalist ad...