General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery

General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery

Former Army Chief of Staff General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo . ANTARA FOTO/Prasetyo Utomo/Arsip Foto/wsj.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Former Army Chief of Staff General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo who passed away at the age of 65 on Saturday evening would be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta on Sunday, an Indonesian Army's spokesman said.

"The funeral will take place at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery on Sunday," the Indonesian Army spokesman, Brig.Gen. Nefra Firdaus, said in a press statement that ANTARA received here.

Wibowo, the brother-in-law of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, reportedly died of heart attack at the Cimacan Public Hospital in Cianjur District, West Java Province, on Saturday evening.

He is survived a wife, Kiki Gayatri, and two children, Ayu Ratna Pratiwi and Yusuf Putra Pramono.

According to Cianjur District Head Herman Suherman, before breathing his last, Pramono Edhie Wibowo had received a three-hour medical treatment at the hospital's intensive care unit.

Born in Magelang, Central Java Province, on May 5, 1955, Pramono Edhie Wibowo is the 27th army chief of staff. He held the prestigious position from June 30, 2011 to May 20, 2013.

Wibowo is the son of Lt.Gen.Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, commander of Indonesia's Special Army Forces (RPKAD, now Kopassus) who successfully crushed the Indonesian Communist Party's (PKI's) coup attempts in 1965.

In honoring the passing of this former army chief of staff and Kopassus commander, the Indonesian army across the country flies the nation's flag at half mast for seven days starting from Sunday.


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