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Ahmed Rami

Saturday، 19 August 2000 - 12:00 AM

Ahmed Mohammed Rami (August 19, 1892 - June 5, 1981) is an Egyptian poet, best known for writing lyrics for the famous Egyptian singers Umm Kalthoum and Mohammed Abdel Wahab. Rami was also a translator. His famous works include translations of several of Shakespeare’s plays and the famous quatrains of the Persian poet Omar Khayyám. He was named "Poet of the youth" in recognition of his considerable contributions to the Arabic song.

Rami wrote his first national poem at his 15 and in 1910 the magazine of "El-Rewayah El-Gadedah" published another poem for him. He graduated from the Higher Teachers School in 1914 and was employed as a teacher of geography and English in Cairo Private School. Six years later he was employed as the secretary general of the library of Higher Teachers School and found a golden opportunity to read poetry and literature in Arabic, English and French.

Ahmed Rami traveled to Paris in 1924 to study the modern technology in the field of libraries. In Paris, he studied the Farsi languages. In 1945, Rami was appointed as an advisor for the Egyptian Radio.

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