Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak Raja data’ Seri Ashman Shah Sultan Azlan Shah passed away at 1.30am Friday at his home in  Kuala Lumpur.

His body has been brought to Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar for burial at the Royal Mausoleum later Friday. The news has spread in the blogosphere since early morning. One blog writes about his love for the sports.

“It is with profound sadness that we report the demise of Raja Ashman Sultan Azlan Shah who passed away this morning.

Raja Ashman was a keen supporter for Malaysian hockey and knew the players by name.

It was during halftime in the match between Ireland and Malaysia at the Dublin Olympic Qualifiers ( 17th March ) that he left the VIP seats and sat amongst the Malaysian media so that he could shout encouragement to the Malaysian players.

He was a down to earth royalty and will be deeply missed by all.

May god bless his soul.”

Many also had written about his religious inclination.

Al Fatihah.