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.