Composer of contemporary classical music who was also a pianist and music professor. He came from Egypt's third generation of classical composers.
He began studying music at the Cairo Conservatoire when he was nine years old. He was trained in composition by the esteemed Gamal Abdel-Rahim.
He composed music for nearly 50 films, including "The Vagabonds" from 1985, "The Search for Sayed" from 1990, and "Kit Kat" from 1991.
He married Ansah Daoud in 1985.
He became a film music composer around the same time as English composer Clint Mansell.