British-educated Malaysian tech boss is killed ‘when his mobile phone explodes while charging next to his bed’
24 June 2018
- Nazrin Hassan died last week when one of his smartphones exploded
- He is believed to have died after being hit by shrapnel a smartphone
- He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Buckingham in 1994
The British educated CEO of a venture capital firm was killed last week when his mobile phone apparently exploded while charging next to his bed.
Nazrin Hassan, chief of Malasia-based Cradle Fund was charging smartphones in his bedroom, according to reports online.
Nazrin Hassan is believed to have died after being hit by shrapnel from one of his mobile phones
Nazrin Hassan died after being hit by shrapnel from one of his mobile phones in his bedroom
Juliana Jan, Chief Investment Officer of Cradle commented, “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this news. Having worked with him for many years, his vision and passion have brought endless possibilities to not just Cradle, but to the start-up ecosystem. He touched and inspired us, the Cradle family, along with many startup founders, investors and partners. He was one-of-a-kind leader and visionary who made an incredible mark in the start-up ecosystem. Our thoughts and prayers for his wife and children”.
Mr Hassan recieved a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B hons) from the University of Buckingham in 1994.
He also completed his Master of Laws in 1997 at King’s College London.
He was also a committee member of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC).
Nazrin was appointed CEO of Cradle Fund in October 2007.
Last year, an 18-year-old girl was killed by her smartphone after it exploded while she was talking on it in India.
Uma Oram is said to have plugged the device in to charge and was speaking to a relative when the tragedy happened at her home in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.