SINGAPORE — The Republic's sixth President, Mr SR Nathan, has died. He was 92.
Mr Nathan, who was Singapore's longest-serving president, died on Monday (Aug22) night at the Singapore General Hospital, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.
The statement added: "The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are sad to learn of the passing of Mr S R Nathan and would like to convey their condo
lences to his family. The late Mr Nathan passed away peacefully at Singapore General Hospital on Monday at 9.48 pm.
"Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral will be announced later."
Mr Nathan served as President from Sept 1, 1999 to Aug 31, 2011. Prior to that, he took on various positions in public service such as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, Director of the Security and Intelligence Division and executive chairman of The Straits Times Press.
Mr Nathan had been in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Singapore General Hospital since July 31, after suffering his second stroke in two years.
Mr Nathan is survived by his wife Urmila Nandi. They have a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
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