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1926 - Ahmad Shawqi Committee In November 1927 Ahmad Shafiq Pasha invited a number of dignitaries and literary figures to his residence in Cairo in order to plan a special event in honour of the “Prince of Poets” Ahmad Shawqi Bey.

The picture shows the members of the Preparatory Honouring Committee seated from right to left: Amin Bey Al-Rafei, Egyptian nationalist and writer – Kheireddine Al-Zerkly, Syrian writer and author – Noureddine Bey Mostafa – Imam Sheikh Mohamed Rashid Reda – The host Ahmad Shafiq Pasha, Chief of Cabinet of the Khedive (Vice Roy) of Egypt and a prominent Egyptian politician – Emir Amin Arslan, former Ottoman diplomat – Dr. Yaaqoub Sarrouf, Publisher of the “Al-Moqattam” daily, then Vice President of the American University of Beirut – Othman Pasha Mortada , former Chief of the Khedive’s cabinet – Sheikh Ibrahim Tfayyesh, Islamic Algerian writer.

Standing from right to left: Emile Zeidan, founder of Dar Al-Hilal publishing house – Mirza Mahdi Rafih Meshki, Dean of the Iranian community in Egypt – Dr. Mansour Fahmy, Egyptian writer and intellectual – Georges Tannous – Syrian writer Nassim Sebaa – Egyptian writer Sheikh Abdel-Aziz Al-Beshri – Sayed Bey Kamel – Ahmad Hafez Awad Bey, Publisher of the magazine “Kawkab Al-Sharq” – Antoun Pasha Gemayyel, Editor-in-Chief of the “Al-Ahram” daily – Mohamed Ali Eltaher.
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