Wahid Hasyim

Wahid Hasyim

Wahid Hasyim (or Hasjim) (Jombang, 1914 – Cimahi, 19 April 1953) was the first Minister of Religious Affairs in the government of President Sukarno of Indonesia, a post he held in 1945, and from 1949 to 1952.

He was the son of Nahdatul Ulama founder Hasyim Asy'ari, and himself went on to lead that organisation. He was succeeded as leader of NU by his son Abdurrahman Wahid, who later became President of Indonesia.

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