The funeral of Tan Sri A. Samad Ismail, or Pak Samad to friends and colleagues, was held at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery after today's Friday prayers. Many turned out to bid their last farewells. Apart from Nuraina and family, there were bloggers Kadir Jasin and Aharuddin (Rocky), newspaper head honchos Dato Manja Ismail dan Dato Hishamuddin Aun, former colleagues Swithin Monteiro, Johan Fernandez, Rejal Arbee, Hanim Melan and old friends like Mirza Tariq and Ishak Nengah. Dale Lokman was present too.
It was a solemn affair - the passing of the doyen of modern Malaysian journalism.