We’re pretty sure everyone knows that our Malaysian icon, Tan Sri P. Ramlee was gifted with his talents in acting, singing, film directing and also playing musical instruments. Not only that, his artsy hands was also reflected in his handwriting.
Some lucky fans managed were able to get an exclusive look at his newly-founded work of art recently, thanks to a Facebook update shared by a user named Rosli Mohd. Nordin. In the post, he revealed that the coffee table book titled “Gemilang 50 Tahun Orkestra RTM” – which was edited and coordinated by the man himself – contains a letter personally written by the Seniman Agung himself.
According to Rosli, the book was published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Orkestra RTM back in 2011. Rosli further added that the reservation letter was written by P. Ramlee himself as a form of a reply to an invitation to perform with the other members of the marching band at the King’s Studio in Petaling Jaya.
Additionally, Rosli recalled that among the challenges he had as the editor, concept consultant, as well as coordinator of the 304 pages of the book, was to get the facts right. Besides that, they also found some difficulties in using suitable photos to complete the masterpiece.
For those who are curious, here are a few pictures of P. Ramlee’s handwritten letter that are included in the book:
It is pretty clear that the multi-talented artiste’s personalised handwriting also has its own aesthetics value. There is no doubt that he deserves to be known as a legend of all time among young and aspiring hopefuls then, now and forever.