A dear friend of ours, Dr Kamarudin ‘Pak Din’ Mat Salleh, Professor of Botany, National University of Malaysia, succumbed to cancer yesterday 10 Oct 2009, after a lengthy battle. He was born in Kelantan, Malaysia, on 17 Apr 1959.


This is our humble tribute to him – a wonderful, simple man …


Ulu Dong Rafflesia Hunt, 2006

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Another Rafflesia Hunt, in Sungkai, 2007
Click HERE



“So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”, Pak Din, and see you in the Hereafter … AL-FATIHAH …

3 Comments

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    Iam so sad to hear the passing of a great icon in the field of Biology. May Allah shower His blessing upon Brother Kamarudin’s soul. May he enter the Gardens of Paradise. InsyaAllah!!

  2. A great man indeed. We miss him a lot. May Allah shower the blessings on his soul….

  3. I am so honored to have known such a great simple man even for only a few days back in April 2007 when we had a tour of Sabah Park and rafflessia sites in Kota Kinabalu. He was so accomodating…very humble in spite of his great achievements. I am so priviledged to have him as my mentor in rafflesia taxonomy.
    I am about to contact him today in connection with our plan to go back to Kota Kinabalu early next year for a visit. Now, im lost!
    I salute you, Dr. Kamarudin!!!

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