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One of Malaysia’s legendary singers SM Salim has passed away yesterday at his home in Ukay Perdana due to old age. He was 88.

The singer was said to be gravely ill since early yesterday morning, and passed away at 5.44pm.

“With sadness, I announce that SM Salim has passed away at 5.44pm,” a family representative of the late singer told Bernama.

Known for his many classic tunes like “Apa Dah Jadi”, “Dulu Lain, Sekarang Lain” and “Pantun Budi”, SM Salim, or his real name Sheikh Salim Sheikh Muhammad Al Mahros, started his singing career in the 50s, and had collaborated with many iconic Malaysian singers throughout his career.

Some of them include Dato Siti Nurhaliza, Sheila Majid, the late Sharifah Aini, M Nasir, Ramli Sarip and more.

Check out the classic songs.

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