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Former W.Sumatra gov, agrarian minister Hasan Basri Durin passes away

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Jakarta   /   Sat, July 9, 2016   /  01:00 pm
Former W.Sumatra gov, agrarian minister Hasan Basri Durin passes away Hasan Basri Durin (Minangkabaunews/-)

Former West Sumatra governor and agrarian state minister Hasan Basri Durin passed away at the age of 81 early on Saturday in Pancoran, South Jakarta, after being in treatment at a private hospital in South Jakarta since March 21.

"He will be buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta after noon prayer,” one of his relatives told Antara news agency on Saturday.

Hasan is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1935 in Nagari Jaho, Tanah Datar, West Sumatra.

He served as Padang mayor for two terms from 1973 to 1983 before he took office as West Sumatra governor, also for two terms, from 1987 to 1992. He was appointed agrarian state minister during the administration of the then president BJ Habibie from 1998 to 1999. (dmr)