Google has made tribute to late Malaysian singer and songwriter Sudirman Arshad with a unique “doodle” next to his 65th birthday on Friday (May 25).
Recognised as Sudirman by his army of fans, the gifted artist was born
in Temerloh, Pahang in 1954. He was the youngest of 7 kids.
In its statement, Google pointed out the famous singer’s biography and unbelievable successes. He was a singer, songwriter, author, visual artist, as well as actor.
Before turning into one of the preferred performers in Asia, Sudirman worked as a journalist and an attorney. He was appreciated for his piercing tenor voice and for staging among the largest free shows in Malaysian history.
Sudirman died from pneumonia at the age of 37 in February 1992.
Among Sudirman’s most favored tunes consist of “Tanggal 31 Ogos” and “Balik Kampung”. It endure right until today throughout festive events like Malaysia’s Independence Day and Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
In 1989, Sudirman won acclaim at the Asian Popular Music Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. While he sang his unique click “A Thousand Million Smiles” along with a rendition of “Send In The Clowns”. The choreography that paid out tribute to Charlie Chaplin.
The performance elevated Sudirman’s global profile. He travelled the world from Hawaii and Asia through the Middle East and Europe.
“He would probably sign every single autograph, never reject anyone who wished to take a photo with him, usually carries a warm pleasing smile and also was always humble,” revealed his ex- manager, Daniel Dharanee Kannan.
Sudirman also chosen as the “Singing Ambassador” by the Malaysian Tourism Ministry. It extended his repertoire by singing in Malay as well as English, Tamil, Tagalog, Korean, and a variety of Chinese dialects.
With 14 albums to his credit, Sudirman got the Malaysian music industry’s Anugerah Industri Muzik honor.
A street was named after him in his homeland with the Sudirman Scholarship Fund set up to help performing artists.
“Selamat Hari lahir, Sudirman Haji Arshad!” Google stated.
The Doodles are becoming an iconic part of Google, celebrating and marking past. It also present occasions worldwide, which include anniversaries and also vacations.