Composer, musician, philosopher, and professor of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He wrote in the modern polyphonic style.
He received his M.B.B.CH. from Cairo University in 1959. He was a founding member of the People Not Psychiatry Society, the Egyptian Society for Group Training, and the Friends of the Opera Society.
His music was featured in many Egyptian operas including "Symphonic Suite: Al Mansoura," "The Fanfare for the Opera," and the "Sinfonietta for Strings."
His mother Zeinab Kamel Hassan was the first woman to teach at the Egyptian University's Faculty of Science.
He was from the same country as actor Omar Sharif.