Friday, 26 August 2016

Former Singapore President S R Nathan Dies

Sellapan Ramanathan, (3 July 1924 – 22 August 2016), usually referred to as S. R. Nathan, was the sixth President of Singapore from 1999 to 2011, having been elected in uncontested elections in 1999 and 2005. In 2009, he surpassed Benjamin Sheares to become Singapore's longest-serving President. Nathan suffered a stroke on the morning of 31 July 2016 and was taken to Singapore General Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.He died in hospital on 22 August 2016 at 9:48 pm SST, aged 92.He was survived by his wife Urmila Nandey, their daughter Juthika and son Osith, three grandchildren, and his sister Sundari. On 26 August, a state funeral was held at the University Cultural Centre of the National University of Singapore (NUS), followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

The death of the former President S. R. Nathan can be attributed to the Mars-Saturn conjunction on August 24.  The conjunction took place on the 10th house cusp in Singapore. Mundane astrology recognizes eclipses and malefic planetary conjunctions in the 10th can cause the death of presidents and those in high offices. More specifically Mars-Saturn were conjunct the star Antares. Alpha (α) Scorpius, Antares, is a red binary star, fiery red and emerald green, near the center of the constellation Scorpius and was sometimes called "the Heart of the Scorpion". Diana Rosenberg links this star with heart attacks. The conjunction [10sa] was also in a health related quincunx aspect to the President’s natal Sun [10cn].

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