Isterinya Shamimi Selvarani Abdullah ketika dihubungi Bernama berkata Allahyarham meninggal dunia pada kira-kira pukul 9.
He was only the second Malaysian to qualify for an Olympic Games athletics semi-finals after former Asian sprint king Dr Mani Jegathesan.
He was also such a wonderful father and husband.
In 1975 Drut had first equaled the hand-timed world record of 13.
Ishtiaq wrote himself into national sports lore when he became the first Malaysian to compete at three Olympics Games — 1968 Mexico , 1972 Munich, Germany and 1976 Montreal and became the first Malaysian to qualify for the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
I still feel the same.