Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rokiyah @ Cikgu Siti Kalsom In Memories

            The late ultimate beneficiaries Cikgu Siti Kalsom binti Naning was born at Pulau Sudong , Singapore. She was an adopted daughter of the late founder of Silat Seni Gayong, Almarhum Dato Meor Abdul Rahman. When the wife of Naning,as Naning was the first out of seven been initiation as Silat Seni Gayong practitioner at Pulau Sudong pregnant , the late founder indicate that he will take the baby as his own no matter whether it’s a boy or girl. He anticipated it will be a boy, and when the time comes a baby girl was born and was name as Rokiyah.

Cikgu Siti Kalsom in 1974

            Rokiyah or Cikgu Siti Kalsom was born with a disabled legs and a white hair. With the greatest of the All Mighty after 40days the legs turn normal and the hair turn black. Born in a mysterious circumstances, Cikgu Siti Kalosm was destined to been elected as Ibu Gayong and lead the Silat Seni Gayong organisations after the deceased of the late founder and her foster father Dato Meor Abdul Rahman.

            Been trained and accepted officially as students of Silat Seni Gayong at the age of 16 by the late founder after a strong passion for the art from an early age. Cikgu Siti Kalsom is not an outsider in Silat Seni Gayong. Her father is Naning bin Ahmad bin Daeng Emboh Solok , and from the line tree she is part of the Bugis descendent that related to Dato Meor Abdul Rahman.

The Authorise Letter

            Cikgu Siti Kalsom was officially appointed as ultimate beneficiaries of Silat Seni Gayong in a custom event that was commensurate at the Balai Adat Silat Seni Gayong , Taiping. I still remember the historical day when the announcements were made by the great founder the late Dato Meor Abdul Rahman on the appointment. It is still heard in my ears the voice of Dato Meor Abdul Rahman said: “ Hangpa tau selepas ketiadaan Dato, sape akan menggantikan Dato, anak Dato , Siti Kalsom sebagai Ibu Gayong dan waris mutlak Dato, Hangpa kena patuh pada dia”. (do you all know after I am no longer around who will replace me to lead the organisations, is my daughter Siti Kalsom as Ibu Gayong and the ultimate beneficiaries, all of you must be obedient to her).

Showing Seni Keris Movements

           The historical moments was crowned in July 1989 at about 2pm. It was witnessed by many Silat Seni Gayong practitioners. It was the last custom event conducted at the Balai Adat by the founder before he left all the beloved students forever in 1991.

Cikgu Siti Kalsom and Me after Launching A seminar

Cikgu Siti Kalsom and Me after Custom event at Taiping

           Cikgu Siti Kalsom took all her effort to unite Gayong and trying her level best to continue the dreams of her foster father. Although her appointment as ultimate beneficiaries is not preferred by some of the seniors but majority of the Silat Seni Gayong accepted with the open heart. During her time Silat Seni  Gayong preoccupied with internal politics and finally create cronies among the members. She was trying her best to compensate the demand of members although sometimes it is beyond her control. Until she passed away the dream and love for Gayong does not faded. She had her time and her best for Silat Seni Gayong and may she be blessed and a pray for her for all the struggle and sacrifice she made during her manage the organisations.On 6 February 2007 Cikgu Siti Kalsom left what he loved Silat Seni Gayong forever. As a student’s I love my teacher the late Cikgu Kalsom and may Allah give all the blessing to her. Alfatihah.


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