Egyptian singer, composer Samir El Eskandarany dies at the age of 82
Friday، 14 August 2020 - 12:14 PM
Egyptian artist, singer and music composer Samir El Eskandarany died on Thursday at the age of 82 following a long illness.
In statements to MENA, Syndicate of Musicians Media Adviser Tareq Mortada said Eskandarany's funeral process will be held after Friday noon prayers at his family's cemetery in Cairo's district of Muqattam.
The Egyptian music composer suffered prostate cancer and he had undergone surgery at Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital several months ago.
Eskandarany was born in Cairo's old district of El Ghoriya in 1938. His father was a furniture merchant, but he loved music and was a close friend to several poets and music composers.
He was well known among Egyptians as a popular pop and jazz singer. He is also famous for singing folk songs with multiple languages. His best folk songs include "Ya Nakhletein" or "Two Palm Trees", "Meen Elly Aal" or "Who Said So", Bett Ya Dossa "Oh Beautiful Girl Dossa", "El Nahr el Azim" or "The Great River Nile" along with other patriotic songs such as "Hankamel El Meshwar" or "We Will Continue the fight" and "Qesat El Salam" or "The Story of Peace".