Sukarnoputra, Guntur

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Name
Sukarnoputra, Guntur Gender: M
Muhammad Guntur Soekarno Putra
born on 3 November 1944 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Jakarta, Indonesia, 6s10, 106e48
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°17' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°01 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°35'



Biography

Indonesian businessman and photographer, an imposing figure on the Indonesian cultural landscape. From a noted family, Gunter was the eldest born son of Achmed Sukarno, Indonesia's first president and Fatmawati, his second wife. Sukarno was 43, beginning fatherhood late and elated by the arrival of his "precious son" who was delivered as he held Fatmawati's hand. Guntur's personal name means "thunder" while his last name means "son of Sukarno."

Raised in palatial opulence and inheriting his father's good looks, the young man studied electricity and city planning at the Bandung Institute before entering his business life.

He is married to Heni (or Henny) Emilia Hendayani. In his autobiography, Sukarno wrote of his hope that his son "never becomes President. It is too hard a life." Guntur seems to have preferred the easy life and has not broken his father's wish. In 2001 his sister Megawati ascended to the presidency but Guntur seems at least on the outside to have no such political aims, preferring to observe and photograph his culture.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes place, year and time from Achmed Sukarno, "Sukarno: An Autobiography as Told to Cindy Adams," Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965, p. 184-185: "At five A.M., as the cry went out from the mosque calling people to prayer, my first child, Guntur Sukarnoputra -- Sukarnoputra meaning son of Sukarno -- was born." Date translated from an online essay at an official website for Achmed Sukarno's 100th anniversary: "Muhammad Guntur Soekarno Putra, tanggal 3 November 1944, pukul 05.00, di Jakarta."

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Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad president of Indonesia)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eldest son, younger sister)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Sister chose to lead country)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography

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