Makam Pahlawan

The Makam Pahlawan (Malay for Heroes' Mausoleum) is the burial ground of several Malaysian leaders and politicians. It is located near the Malaysian national mosque, Masjid Negara in the national capital, Kuala Lumpur. Construction of the mausoleum began in 1963 under its project of the construction of Masjid Negara and was completed in 1965.

Makam Pahlawan
مقام ڤهلاون
(Heroes Mausoleum)
Makam Pahlawan
Religion
AffiliationIslam
LeadershipMalaysian National Leaders
Location
LocationKuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Architecture
Architect(s)Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim
TypeMausoleum
StyleModern
Groundbreaking1963
Completed1965
Specifications
Capacity7 (Inside dome)
Dome(s)1

The cemetery has an interior and an exterior. Part is covered with a concrete dome in the form of a starburst, each side of which almost touches the ground, and separated by a pond from the outside. In the centre is designed with a decorative symbol of the country, the Emblem of Malaysia (Jata Negara) and carving out new flowers marble from the island of Langkawi. The centre of the domed roof is adorned with gold coloured roses.

The Makam Pahlawan area and the Masjid Negara was gazetted in the National Heritage Act 2005 (Act 645), as a National Heritage site by the Heritage Department on 6 July 2007. The plaque installation ceremony was held on 30 April 2009.

Burials

Inside the dome

Outside the dome

Notable burials

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