Founder of Mydin hypermarket chain dies at 88

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KUALA LUMPUR: Mydin hypermarket chain founder, Mydin Mohamed Ghulam Hussein died of old age at a private hospital here today.

His son,who is also Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd managing director, Ameer Ali Mydin, 60, said his 88-year-old father died at 5.06pm.

“My father was taken to hospital due to vomiting after he returned from the (Mydin) outlet in (Jalan) Masjid India shortly after Zohor prayer time,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

He said the body would be buried after Zohor prayer on Wednesday at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery, after the return of his youngest son who is currently living in the United States.

Born in Penang in 1928, Mydin Mohamed is survived by his wife Rowshan Bai, 80, and seven children.

Ameer Ali said his father established the company in Kota Bharu, Kelantan in 1957.

“He was a highly disciplined person and punctual when dealing with others especially in business.

“He often reminded his children to earn money in a ‘halal’ manner by running an honest business.”