Tunku Nadia Naquiyuddin’s heartfelt birthday tribute to her father Tunku Naquiyuddin

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March 16, 2017 | BY Jessica Liew

A loving daughter shares favourite memories of her papa for his  70th birthday dedication.

It’s hard to come by a bond as unbreakable as that of a father and his daughter as exemplified by the close knit relationship between Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin and his daughter Tunku Nadia Naquiyuddin.

 Although they lead very separate lives to each other – Tunku Naquiyuddin as a defining presence in various organisations and charities, and Tunku Nadia, an influential DJ in the local music scene, it’s a mutual support and respect for each other that define their relationship.

 In celebration of her father’s 70th birthday, Tunku Nadia shares treasured moments with her father – some that go back to her earliest days – with photos and affectionate messages

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A 4-year-old Tunku Nadia with the hero in her life, her papa

“I admire every moment of my dad's life and I feel blessed to have him in my life. I always look forward to all our family holidays because we get to spend quality time together and cherish every moment of it.” 

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Tunku Nadia's parents, Tunku Naquiyuddin and Tunku Nurul Hayati, at a New Years Eve party at Wynn Las Vegas in 2015

"Laughing is one of my favorite things to do with my dad because he has such a witty character. My dad is happiest when he is surrounded by his family, especially the grandchildren." 

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Tunku Nadia as a baby with her father and her sister, Tunku Alia

"Papa, I want to thank you for raising and loving me, for teaching me your ways and for your endless support in my life. I don't know of any fathers out there who could be more proud of their daughter pursuing her passion as a female DJ. I wish you all the love in the world."

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Tunku Naquiyuddin with his beautiful family: youngest son Tunku Kuyim, daughter-in-law Puteri Badrinise Zakuan, wife Tunku Nurul Hayati, and eldest son Tunku Mohamed Alauddin 

“Happy 70th Birthday, papa, my hero!”

Outside of home, Tunku Naquiyuddin is every inch a gregarious host as he is a doting father. Take for example, the success of his Thriller Live Charity Gala