Ibrahim Nagi

Ibrahim Nagi
Born(1898-12-31)December 31, 1898
OccupationPoet, Medical Doctor

Ibrahim Nagi (Arabic: إبراهیم ناجي) (1898–1953) was an Egyptian polymath; a poet, author, translator, and practicing medical doctor. He was among the contributors of Al Siyasa, newspaper of the Liberal Constitutional Party.[1]

Early life[]

Nagi was also a doctor in internal medicine. Nagi's most famous poem is Al-Atlal or The Ruins which was eventually sung by Egyptian singer Om Kalthoom. He was a co-founder of the Cairo Society for Romantic Poetry. He married Samia Sami and had three daughters: Amira (who had a daughter, Samia Mehrez, and a son, Mohammed), Dawheya (who went to live in America and had a son- Ahmad, and a daughter- Shahira), and Mohassen.


The legacy of Ibrahim Nagi in the literary studies[]

The poetry of Ibrahim Nagi is an object of studies of several literary critics. Nagi's legacy was noted by Abdul Rahman Ghazi al Gosaibi, Hasan Tawfiq and Saleh Jawdat.

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  1. ^ Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. (2013). Historical Dictionary of Egypt (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-8108-8025-2.