Alex Asmasoebrata

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Grief at the end and beginning of the year

IO – A former racer and equestrian sports officer also politician, Alex Asmasoebrata passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Cipta Mangoenkusumo Kencana Hospital, Jakarta. Alex had been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Alex, who died at the age of 69, was not only active in the world of car racing. He also served as the daily chairman of the Indonesian Equestrian Sports Association (Pordasi).

“Hopefully Mr. Alex will be honored with the best place in the sight of Allah SWT. Mr. Alex’s services for equestrian sports will always be remembered,” said General Chairman of PP Pordasi Triwatty Marciano in his release.

Alex was buried at the Asmasoebrata family cemetery in Sumedang, West Java, next to the grave of his father, Ipik Asmasoebrata, a famous politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party.

As a politician, Alex joined the Indonesian Democratic Party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, and most recently was a member of the Democratic Party.

Known as a reliable racer of his time, Alex passed his racing expertise to his daughter, Alexandra Asmasoebrata. Andra, as she is known, uploaded this sad news via Instagram, accompanied by a photo when her father was carrying her around as a child, with the words “Ciao Papa”.

“Our husband/father/grandfather H. M.A.S Alex Asmasoebrata has passed away, on Saturday 2 January 2021, 00.10 WIB, at RSCM Kencana,” wrote Andra on account @alexandra.asma.

“We pray for the soul of the late Alex Asmasoebrata,” she wrote.

Ciao Alex!
(Roosyudhi Priyanto)

Famous figures leave and don’t return. They passed away at the end of 2020 and early 2021. From various professions, they made meaningful contributions to the nation. May the deeds of worship be accepted by God and all sins forgiven. Rest in peace.