Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist, Died at 92


Mohamed Hassanein Heikal/ محمد حسنين هيكل‎ was born on September 23, 1923, and died on February 17, 2016.

He was an Egyptian journalist.

Throughout 17 years in 1957 to 1974, Mohamed was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years.

His verbalize the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal worked as a ghostwriter for the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and represented the ideology of pan-Arabism.

The Journalists has been a member of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union.

Mohamed was appointed the minister of information in 1970 but resigned from government in 1974 over differences with Anwar Sadat.

In September 2003, when he was 80 yrs old, he wrote an article in the monthly magazine Weghat Nazar (where he had been writing for some time) that the time has come for an “old warrior” to put down his pen and take to the sidelines.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal stressed that his decision to stop writing did not mean that he would disappear, but rather take to the sidelines to observe more thoroughly.

Egyptian journalist passed away at 92 yrs old.