Classical music composer best known for his opera "Anas el-Wugood," which was written between 1960 and 1965 and performed at the Cairo Opera House around 1970.
He studied composition with
He had a number of pupils, including Jordanian composer Haytham Sukareya.
His daughter Dr. Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco was an ethnomusicologist and professor at the New University of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal.
He was a prominent musician in Egypt during the same era as Demis Roussos.