CHENNAI: The Governor of the State of Sarawak, Malaysia, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, along with his wife, Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib, called on the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, at his ancestral home, Amir Mahal, during his visit to the city on Monday.
Mahmud was accompanied by a high-level 45-member delegation, consisting the Deputy Chief Minister, Speaker of the Sarawak State, ministers and other top officials from Sarawak.
In his welcome address, the Prince welcomed the Governor and his wife to Amir Mahal. The Nawab praised the Governor for his continued concern for the promotion and development of the State of Sarawak and for the uplift of the poor and downtrodden. He said that he was a visionary leader and a man of action. Mahmud had the vision as well as the ideas to implement policies methodically and meticulously, said the Prince.
The Governor thanked the Prince and his wife, Begum Sayeeda Abdul Ali, for their kindness in hosting the banquet in his honour. He recalled the visit of the Prince and Begum to Sarawak, as State guests, last year, during the 50th year of Malaysia’s Independence celebrations.
Among those present at the function were Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice of Madras High Court, M M Rajendran, former Governor of Orissa and N Ram, chairman, Kasturi and Sons Ltd, among other prominent persons. The Prince and Begum offered garland to the visiting dignitaries and exchanged mementos.