16 Facts About Endon Mahmood


Endon Mahmood died from breast cancer on 20 October 2005.


Endon Mahmood was born in Klang, Selangor on 24 December 1940.


Endon Mahmood's father worked as a mining assistant in the Department of Mines, and subsequently transferred to Perak to help oversee about 60 mines in the district of Kampar.


Endon Mahmood spent much of her childhood days in Kampar and received her early education at the Anglo-Chinese School, now Methodist National Type Primary School.


Endon Mahmood later went on to attend St Mary's secondary school in Kuala Lumpur.


Endon Mahmood met Abdullah while she was working at the Federal Establishment Office in the 1960s and they were married in 1965.


Together with Abdullah, Endon Mahmood had two children: son Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, a business tycoon and a daughter, Nori Abdullah.


Endon Mahmood is noted for her contributions to traditional fabric art such as the batik and songket.


Endon Mahmood underwent a radical mastectomy on 18 April 2002, which was followed by 33 sessions of radiation and a series of physiotherapy sessions at St John's Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.


Endon Mahmood discovered she had breast cancer in 2003 while her twin sister Noraini who had earlier been diagnosed with the disease died in January 2003.


Endon Mahmood left for St John's Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for treatment, returning again in June 2005 for chemotherapy.


Endon Mahmood was later brought home to Seri Perdana to be with her family after spending two weeks in Putrajaya Hospital.


On 20 October 2005, aged 64, Endon Mahmood died after a long battle with breast cancer.


Endon Mahmood was buried at the Muslim cemetery in Taman Selatan, Precinct 20, Putrajaya.


Endon Mahmood Mahmoud was conferred the Tun Fatimah Award by the National Council of Women's Organisations on 24 August 2004 for her service to the community.


Endon Mahmood was posthumously conferred the Seri Setia Mahkota Malaysia which carries the title 'Tun' on 6 June 2009 in conjunction with the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.