Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, FRS (Arabic: مجدى حبيب يعقوب ); born 16 November 1935 in Bilbeis, Sharqia Governorate, Egypt), is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London.
Michel Bakhoum (1913–1981; Arabic: ميشيل باخوم, Mīšīl Bāḫūm) was an Egyptian consulting civil engineer, university professor, and a researcher in concrete structures.
- Education and early years
Michel Bakhoum was born in June 1913 in Cairo. His parents moved to Cairo five years beforehand from a small village near the town of Tahta in Southern Egypt. He received several awards; the first was in 1931 (Prince Omar Tosson Award) as he was the first of his class in the High School diploma competition, which included all the High School diploma students in Egypt.
Osman Ahmed Osman (Arabic: عثمان أحمد عثمان) (1917–1999) was a famous and influential Egyptian engineer, contractor, entrepreneur, and politician. Known commonly as el-mo'alim ("the teacher"), Osman founded the Arab Contractors (the largest Arab contracting firm between the 1960s and 1980s) and led the Egyptian effort to build the Aswan Dam. He went on to become the Egyptian Minister of Housing and Development and later a member of the Egyptian Parliament.
- Early life
Aziz Sedki (1920 – January 26, 2008) was an Egyptian politician and engineer. Sedki served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from January 17, 1972 until March 26, 1973. He was nicknamed the "father of Egyptian industry."
- Early life
Aziz Sedki was born in Cairo, Egypt, on July 1, 1920. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Cairo University in 1944. He went on to earn a doctorate in economic planning from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arab Contractors Sporting Club known as Al Moqaweloon Al Arab المقاولون العرب is an Egyptian football club based in Nasr City. The club is owned by the company with the same name meaning (The Arab Contractors). They are a member of the Egyptian Premier League. Their home stadium is Arab Contractors Stadium:
Nabil Farouk (Arabic: نبيل فاروق) (born on February 9, 1956) is an Egyptian novelist, best known for his books in the Rewayāt Masreyya Lel Gēb (Egyptian Pocket Novels) series.
He was born in the Egyptian city of Tanta, and first showed an interest in reading at a very young age. With the encouragement of his parents he made his first attempts at writing at the age of about thirteen, and in high school joined journalism, photography, and theatre workgroups.
Alaa al-Aswany (Arabic: علاء الأسواني) (born 1957) is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement Kefaya.
Life and works
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (Arabic: محمد حسنين هيكل, born 23 September 1923) is a leading Egyptian journalist. For 17 years (1957–1974) he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a respected commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years.
Background and Books
Heikal articulated the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career. The reasons for his fall with president Anwar El-Sadat, who succeeded Nasser, remain under great speculation. Heikal has been a member of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union.
Abdel Rahman el-Abnudi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الأبنودى) (born 1938) is a popular Egyptian poet, and more recently a children's books writer. He is one of a generation of poets who wrote their work in the Egyptian dialect rather than in Classical Arabic, the standard literary language. This literary stance was associated with a militant political engagement: Abnudi and other writers of this school sought to make their literary production part of the process of development and movement towards popular democracy in Egypt.
Mohammad Salah Eldin Bahgat Helmy, known as "Salah Jaheen" or "Salah Jahin" (Arabic: صلاح جاهين, December 25, 1930 – April 21, 1986) was a leading Egyptian poet, lyricist, playwright and cartoonist.
Life and career
Jaheen was born in Shobra district, Cairo on 1930 to a middle-class family. He studied law in Cairo University. In 1955, he started working for the Egyptian weekly magazine "Rose al-Yousef" as a cartoonist. A year later, he moved to the new magazine "Sabah el-Khair" for which he became the editor-in-chief, then he joined Al-Ahram.