Egyptian singer and composer who was prominent from the 1950s into the 1970s.
He rose to popularity announcing the pre-dawn meals over the radio during Ramadan as the personality al-Missaharati.
He wrote the music for the opera The Big Night.
He was raised in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Al-Nasriya in a poor family.
His career peaked around the same time as that of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.