|Al-Sultan of Kelantan|
|Sultan of Kelantan|
|Reign||30 March 1979 - 13 September 2010|
|Coronation||30 March 1980|
|Predecessor||Sultan Yahya Petra|
|Successor||Sultan Muhammad V|
|Born||11 November 1949|
Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Unfederated Malay States, Malaya
|Died||28 September 2019 (aged 69)|
Royal Ward Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
|Burial||28 September 2019|
Tengku Anis Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid
(m. 1968; his death 2019)
Cik Puan Elia Suhana Binti Ahmad
(m. 2007; div. 2010)
|Issue||Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra|
Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra
Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra
Tengku Amalin A'ishah Putri
|Father||Sultan Yahya Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim|
|Mother||Tengku Zainab Binti Tengku Muhammad Petra|
Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra (11 November 1949 - 28 September 2019) was the 28th Sultan of Kelantan from 30 March 1979 until 13 September 2010. He succeeding on the death of his father, Sultan Yahya Petra. He died in Kota Bharu on 28 September 2019, aged 69, after 10 years suffered a major stroke and was buried in the Kelantan Royal Mausoleum. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra.
Sultan Ismail Petra was born at Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 19 Muharam 1369 Hijrah, corresponding to Friday 11 November 1949. He was the youngest child and only son of Sultan Yahya Petra by his wife, Raja Perempuan Zainab II. He had four older sisters; Tengku Merjan, Tengku Rozan, Tengku Salwani and Tengku Rohani.
Sultan Ismail Petra had his early education at the Sultan Ismail College, Kota Bharu and later had through special education from a private English tutor at the royal palace.
On 8 January 2002, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from the Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand.
Sultan Ismail Petra was made as the Tengku Mahkota, the Crown Prince of Kelantan on 11 November 1967 at Istana Balai Besar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
He was also appointed as the Regent of Kelantan when his father was elected as Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 21 September 1975 until his death on 29 March 1979.
Sultan Ismail Petra succeeded his father as the Sultan of Kelantan on 30 March 1979. A year later, on 30 March 1980, he was crowned as the Sultan of Kelantan at Throne Room of the Istana Balai Besar, Kota Bharu.
Sultan Ismail Petra married Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis binti Tengku Abdul Hamid on 4 December 1968. The royal couple had four children:
It was reported that the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra, filed an application for verification of his divorce from his second wife, Che Puan Elia Suhana Ahmad, at the Syariah High Court on 9 March 2010.
Subsequently, the Chief registrar of Syariah Appellate/High court, Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty, clarified that the Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Sultan Yahya Petra did not file a divorce suit against his second wife Elia Suhana Ahmad. Instead, Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty said an unknown individual by the name of Nik Rorhana Wan Abdul Rahman was named as the plaintiff in the divorce petition.
"I want to clarify that the Sultan did not file the writ but instead it was filed on his behalf". "Based on Syariah law we have accepted the suit and it will be up to the court to decide on the matter". "I have to make things clear as it was reported in the media that the Sultan had filed the writ personally which is totally incorrect," he told reporters at his office at Balai Islam, Lundang.
On 14 May 2009, Sultan Ismail Petra suffered a major stroke, there were major concerns over his ability to continue serving as Sultan of Kelantan. After several trips to seek medical treatment in Singapore, eventually, Sultan Ismail Petra was succeeded by his eldest son, Crown Prince Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra on 13 September 2010 by order of the Kelantan Succession Council. However, lawyers acting on behalf of Sultan Ismail Petra filed a petition to the Federal Court to have the appointment of the Crown Prince as the Sultan of Kelantan nullified, citing the appointment as unconstitutional.
Sultan Ismail Petra died on 28 September 2019 at 8:11 am at the Royal Ward Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kota Bharu aged 69. On that day, the Mentri Besar of Kelantan Dato' Ahmad Yakob officially announced his death.
On the same day, a state funeral was held. Among the royal family were present and other dignitaries were present to give their last respects is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin and the Raja Perempuan of Perlis Tuanku Fauziah, Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her husband Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Also in attendance were the Tunku Aris Bendahara of Johor Tunku Abdul Majid (representing the Sultan of Johor) and the Tunku Besar of Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin (representing the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan). He was laid to rest next to grave of his late father, Sultan Yahya Petra at the Langgar Royal Mausoleum in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
He was awarded:
Several places were named after him, including: