Man Who Gave Moniker, Proton Saga, To Name National Car Dies

Last update: 13/01/2018

By Rosnani Saad

SUNGAI PETANI, Jan 13 (Bernama) --A retired soldier who coined the moniker, 'Proton Saga', to win a competition to name the first model of the national car died at his home in Taman Nuri near here yesterday.

Ismail Jaafar was 71.

He succumbed to medical complications at 3.10pm, surrounded by family members, a day after being discharged from the hospital.

Ismail is survived by widow, Sariah Abdul Rahman, 69, and children, Mohd Sariffuddin, 46, Siti Sarismahan, 42, and Siti Sarismahanim, 37.

Mohd Sariffuddin said his father's health began deteriorating since late last year and often sought medical treatment.....