Which iconic Egyptian Poet is Google Doodle celebrating today?


Published: 2018-01-09 10:02

Last Updated: 2022-12-07 04:39

The Google Doodle celebrating Shousha. (Google)
The Google Doodle celebrating Shousha. (Google)

Google has chosen yet another Arab icon to celebrate through its famous Doodles.

The search engine marked what would have been the late Egyptian poet Farouk Shousha’s 82nd birthday with this drawing:

Shousha, who was born on January 9, 1936, in Damietta, Egypt, and passed away on October 14, 2016, was a winner of the state's Nile Award for Literature and the host of the long-running TV program “Umsiyah Thaqafiya” (Cultural Evening).

The poet was known for his “rigorous language and pronouncing Arabic words in the correct manner.

Not only was Shousha one of the best-known contemporary poets in Egypt, but he was also a popular radio host - thanks to his melodious voice, and an assistant professor of Arabic literature at his alma mater.