Hasan Basri Durin, Indonesian politician, Died at 81


Hasan Basri Durin was born on January 15, 1935, in Nagari Jaho and died on July 9, 2016.
He was an Indonesian politician and military officer.
Hasan served as the Governor of West Sumatra for two terms from 1987 to 1997.
During 1998, Indonesia President B. J. Habibie appointed Durin to his Development Reform Cabinet as State Minister of Agrarian Affairs.
Hasan was born in a place located in Padang Panjang, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) on January 15, 1935.
He served as the Mayor of Padang, the capital of West Sumatra, for two consecutive terms from 1971 until 1983.
Hasan Basri Durin was then appointed Governor of West Sumatra for two terms from October 1987 until November 1997.
He was appointed Minister of Agrarian Affairs within the Development Reform Cabinet of President B. J. Habibie, in 1998.
Hasan Basri Durin served in that post within the Habibie administration from May 21, 1998, to October 20, 1999.
Hasan Basri Durin had been hospitalized since March 21, 2016.
Hasan Basri Durin died at a private hospital in Pancoran, South Jakarta.
He left behind his four children and eleven grandchildren.
Durin was buried in Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta.
Hasan Basri Durin passed away at 81 years old.