Hajah Katemi Haji Jemangin, the mother of former international Mirnawan Nawawi passed away peacefully at the General Hospital Malacca at 5.30pm today after a two month battle with illness. She was 63 years old.
It is indeed a tragic loss for Mirnawan and Uncle Nawawi as she always made it a point to watch Mirnawan in action when she was in better health. Not only did she give us Mirnawan, but also the likes of Mirhardy who also was a skillful player in his youth days.
As we bid goodbye to "the mother of hockey" we wish to offer our condolences to the entire Nawawi family for the loss of their beloved and pray that god will give them strength in their moment of grief.
The funeral will be held at 9.30am on Tuesday at the Tanah Perkuburan Islam, Bukit Cina.