Egyptian writer and novelist Nabil Farouk, who became famous for his Egyptian pocket novels, died on 9 December after suffering a heart attack at the age of 64.
Farouk was a pioneering spy fiction writer.Adham Sabry, theprotagonist of his most prominent series, Ragol Al-Amostaheel (The Man of the Impossible), has been an icon in Egyptian culture since the 90’s.
His passing was announced by his daughter, Reham Farouk, on Facebook.
Farouk’s prayer service will be held at Talaat Mustafa Mosque in Rehab city and he will be laid to rest on Thursday afternoon in the family cemetery in Ismailia.
Farouk shaped much of the imagination of Egyptian readers in the 90’s and early 2000’s, readers now who are between 20 to 35 years old.
Students during his heyday used to take his pocket novels to their schools and read them discreetly during boring classes.