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Local veteran singer Kartina Dahari dies at age of 73

Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (in green headscarf) in London, attending the wedding of her eldest daughter, Adlin Adnan (in white) to Palestinian journalist and lecturer Ibrahim Darwish (left). -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (in green headscarf) in London, attending the wedding of her eldest daughter, Adlin Adnan (in white) to Palestinian journalist and lecturer Ibrahim Darwish (left). -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (centre) during the taping of variety show Kalung Senandong, with fellow singer Alina Rahman (left) and the late Ahmad Daud. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (centre) during the taping of variety show Kalung Senandong, with fellow singer Alina Rahman (left) and the late Ahmad Daud. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (right) with fellow singer, Julie Sudiro, at a dinner event. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari (right) with fellow singer, Julie Sudiro, at a dinner event. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari in London. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari in London. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
During her younger days, veteran singer Kartina Dahari's signature look was a traditional kebaya made of songket material, with her hair pinned into an elaborate chignon. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
During her younger days, veteran singer Kartina Dahari's signature look was a traditional kebaya made of songket material, with her hair pinned into an elaborate chignon. -- FILE PHOTO: KARTINA DAHARI
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari smiles as she accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award from President S R Nathan during the recent Pesta Perdana 10, held on Feb 27, 2009. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD KHALID BABA
Veteran singer Kartina Dahari smiles as she accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award from President S R Nathan during the recent Pesta Perdana 10, held on Feb 27, 2009. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD KHALID BABA
Kartina Dahari, a veteran singer now retired. -- BH FILE PHOTO: M. O. SALLEH
Kartina Dahari, a veteran singer now retired. -- BH FILE PHOTO: M. O. SALLEH

Singer Kartina Dahari died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 73. She was suffering from cervical cancer, according to a report in Berita Harian.

Her last performance was in 2013, during a Pesta Raya concert, Konsert Sayang Di Sayang, at the Esplanade.

The concert was a tribute dedicated to her music. The veteran singer said she was touched by it and asked the audience to keep her in their prayers 

Kartina is survived by her three children. Her body will be buried on Thursday.