President Jokowi’s Mother Passes Away at 77
Date 25 Maret 2020
Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo, the mother of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, has died from cancer in Solo, Central Java province, Wednesday (25/3).
She was 77.
“Our mother Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo passed away at 4.45 pm Western Indonesian Time, after struggling with her cancer and received treatment in the last four years,” President Jokowi said.
The President arrived at his mother’s residence in Solo, Central Java province, at 5.52 pm Western Indonesian Time.
President Jokowi through his Twitter account also asked prayers from all Indonesian people.
“On behalf of my family, I’d like to ask for your prayers so that Allah forgives her wrongdoings and she passed with blessings (khusnul khotimah),” the President said.
“Insya Allah, the funeral will be held on Thursday (26/3) at 1 pm Western Indonesian Time at the family funeral in Mundu Selokaton, Karanganyar, Central Java province,” the President added.
In the meantime, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said that the President’s family hopes that the people can send their prayers from home due to the social distancing measure during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“In order to avoid crowd, the family will be pleased and grateful if the people can send prayers from home,” Ganjar said. (BPMI / EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas