Roestam Effendi


He was born in Padang (May 13, 1903), and died in Jakarta (May 24, 1979)

He graduated from the Hogere Kweek School teacher’s college in Bandung (1924) and became a teacher at Perguruan Islam Adabiah II in Padang. When he lived in the Netherlands from 1928-1947, he was a member of the Lower Council (Tweede Kamer), representing the Dutch Communist Party for 14 years. His works include Bebasari (1926), Percikan Permenungan (1926), and Van Moskow naar Tiflis.