Tribute to W.S. Rendra
Membacakan Puisi " MASKUMAMBANG"
Di Taman Budaya, Cak Durasim Surabaya, 12 Maret 2009
W.S. Rendra - Sajak Sebatang Lisong
Sajak Sebatang Lisong" dipersembahkan Rendra buat mahasiswa ITB dan dibacakan pada 17 Agos 1977, sekaligus menjadi salah satu adegan fil "Yang Muda Yang Bercinta" karya (alm) Syumandjaja yang dilarang peredarannya
Renowned poet W.S. Rendra dies
JAKARTA: Renowned Indonesian poet W.S. Rendra, who also has many fans in Malaysia, died at a hospital here last night after undergoing treatment for a month for conorary heart disease.
The local media reported that Rendra, 74, also known as "Si Burung Merak", died at 10.15pm. He leaves behind 11 children from three wives, two of whom he had divorced.
Born Willibrodus Surendra Broto Renda, he changed his name to Wahyu Sulaiman Rendra after embracing Islam in August, 1970, when he married his second wife, Sitoresmi Prabuningrat.
Besides his poems, Rendra is also well-known for his role in the religion-themed film, "Al Kautsar", in the 1980s.
He will be buried at Bengkel Teater, Citayam, Depok, near here not far from the grave of his friend, Mbah Surip, the popular reggae singer who died last Tuesday, after Friday prayers.
Rendra had received several literary awards, among them the Penghargaan Adam Malik in 1989, SEA Write Award in 1996 and Penghargaan Achmad Bakri in 2006. - Bernama
May Allah bless Rendra, Al - Fatihah.
Wahai anak Nusantara, Wahai Umat Muhammad !!, tuntutlah ilmu jika mahu bangsa merdeka dan berjaya dalam menegakkan syiar Islam. Apalah ertinya bilangan yang ramai jika syiar agama tertindas di bumi sendiri. Hidup ini adalah di cipta Tuhan untuk perjuangan, bukan untuk main - main.