Thousands of Menoufiya residents on Friday took part in a massive funeral procession for business tycoon Mahmoud El-Araby held in his hometown.
Araby, founder and chairman of El-Araby Industrial Group, died on Thursday at the age of 89.
He was a pioneer of Egyptian industry, active since the mid-1970s, and was the president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce.
His company, the Al-Araby Group, is one of the largest industrial groups in the country.
Araby was popular in the Nile Delta governorate for his huge philanthropy activity. Menoufiya governor Ibrahim Abu Laimoun mourned Araby as a national industry icon and a loyal son of the city.