Malaysian composer Datuk Suhaimi Mohd Zain or Pak Ngah died this afternoon.

Pak Ngah, who penned irama Malaysia hits for Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza and Noraniza Idris, was in Batam, Indonesia where he breathed his last at about 3pm.

A Malay-language daily confirmed the news with one of Pak Ngah’s family members.

“Yes, Pak Ngah is gone. He passed away from a heart attack.”

Some of the hit songs he had written include Cindai, Hati Kama and Awallah Dondang.