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Farewell Ahmed Bahgat

Ahram's legendary daily columnist passed away yesterday after long illness

MENA, Monday 12 Dec 2011
Ahmed Bahgat
Ahmed Bahgat (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Writer and journalist Ahmed Bahgat passed away Sunday evening, at the age of 79, following a long struggle with illness.

Bahgat was born on 15 November 1932, and earned his degree in law in 1954.

He has since then worked as a journalist, first in Akhbar Al-Youm, then in Sabah El-Kheir, then moved to Ahram in 1958 where he wrote his daily column, Sandook El-Donia (music box) until the last day of his life.

He also worked as chief editor for the Radio & TV magazine, and at one point presented  a radio show on state radio.

Throughout his life, Bahgat published nearly 20 books, including, The Road to God, Memoirs of a Fasting Man, and Prophets Of God.

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