How did Egyptian intellectuals receive the news of Shaker Abdel Hamid’s death?

The Egyptian cultural center was shocked by the news of the death of the prominent critic, former Minister of Culture, Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, yesterday, Thursday, at the age of 69, after he was infected with the Corona virus, and his body was buried in the police mosque in Sheikh Zayed, after Friday prayers, and he was buried in the family cemeteries on the Egypt-Ismailia road .

A number of prominent cultural figures mourned the deceased, and Osama Haikal, Minister of State for Information, said about the death of Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, former Minister of Culture and Professor of Creative Psychology: “I received with great sadness and sorrow the news of the death of Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, and the doctor was Minister of Culture in difficult circumstances during the government Dr. Kamal Al-Ganzouri in 2012 and played a national role during that stage. He added, “May God have mercy on the deceased and make him live in paradise, and he inspired his family with patience and solace.”

Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture, mourned Abdel Hamid, and said that the deceased played an important role in the Egyptian culture and left prominent imprints in the field of artistic criticism, as well as participated in preparing generations of creative people, and indicated that he represented the role of friend, father and teacher for everyone who shared the work and went with condolences. To his family, friends and loved ones, praying to God that the deceased be blessed with his mercy.

Director Khaled Jalal, head of the cultural production sector, Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, former Minister of Culture, mourned, saying, “The late was a great academic and art critic with a clear imprint, as he was able to keep up with the creative young generations, and he was a shining point for them, and his research and literature will remain an important legacy from which the Arab Library benefits. , Praying to God that the deceased be covered with the mercy of his mercy, and that his family and loved ones inspire patience and solace.

Dr. Hisham Azmy, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture, offered his sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, to all his friends and colleagues in the academic community, and to those interested in cultural affairs in Egypt and the Arab countries.

Dr. Hisham Azmy said: “After a short journey of suffering with illness, Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, the former Minister of Culture, who had been secretary of the Supreme Council for Culture for nine years, left us. There is no doubt that we all were distressed by the departure of one of the prominent figures in the Egyptian and Arab cultural arena, but what is mitigated. Whoever inflicted bereavement on the hearts of the deceased’s friends and loved ones, his students and those who know his virtue, that he remained among us with his fragrant life, in character, knowledge and integrity, in all the positions he undertook and occupied, whether on the academic or cultural level. ”

The artist, Farouk Hosni, the former Minister of Culture, mourned the late Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, the former Minister of Culture, who left our world yesterday evening, days after his suffering with the Corona virus.

Artist Faouraq Hosni said on his own Facebook page: “I mourn with more sorrow and sorrow, the dear friend and great thinker, His Excellency Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, the former Minister of Culture, who was a great stature of culture who enriched the cultural and literary life in Egypt and the Arab world with his thought, knowledge and high manners.”

Farouk Hosni added: “I pray to God that he will be blessed with the breadth of his mercy, and that he will live in his spaciousness, and inspire us and inspire his family, friends, students and loved ones with patience and solace.”

For its part, the General Syndicate of the Egyptian Writers Union, headed by the poet Dr. Alaa Abdel Hady, called Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, the former Minister of Culture, saying in her statement: “Egyptian culture has lost one of its giant pioneers, thinker, critic and academic, and one of the most important professors of psychology in the Arab world. He is Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid », noting that he was enriched with valuable books that you cannot distinguish from the best ones at the highest prevalence and reprint. Thousands of students were taught by him, in Egypt and the Arab world, and he was unanimous in his love for everyone for what he enjoyed in terms of nobility, generosity, tolerance and humanity between His friends and everyone who deals with him.

Abdel Hamid held the position of Minister of Culture from December 7, 2011 to April 20, 2012, in Kamal al-Ganzouri’s government.

Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, born on June 20, 1952 in Assiut, Upper Egypt, worked as Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture, then took over the position of Minister of Culture in Kamal Al-Ganzouri’s Ministry in December 2011, and he is a professor of creative psychology – the Egyptian Academy of Arts.

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