Family, friends and fans turn up to bid farewell to Kartina Dahari

Family members carrying the body of veteran singer Kartina Dahari after prayers at Ba'alwi Mosque. More than  100 family members, friends and fans of Malay music doyenne Kartina Dahari attended a prayer session held at the Ba'alwie Mosque i
Family members carrying the body of veteran singer Kartina Dahari after prayers at Ba'alwi Mosque. More than  100 family members, friends and fans of Malay music doyenne Kartina Dahari attended a prayer session held at the Ba'alwie Mosque in Bukit Timah and burial at the Muslim cemetery along Lim Chu Kang Road on Thursday morning. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

More than 100 family members, friends and fans of Malay music doyenne Kartina Dahari attended a prayer session held at the Ba'alwie Mosque in Bukit Timah and burial at the Muslim cemetery along Lim Chu Kang Road on Thursday morning.

She died on Wednesday from ovarian cancer at the age of 73.

At the cemetery, her sons Shah Reza, 41, and Noor Indera, 50, carried her body down to its final resting place.

When the grave was covered up, some placed orchids, chrysanthemums and other flowers on it.

Among those who showed up were former Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zainul Abidin Rasheed, former Member of Parliament Yatiman Yusof, and local actor-director S. Sahlan.